Thursday, June 5, 2008

Far From the Madding Crowd

I loved this book. It took me forever to read because it was buried
under work on my desk for a month straight and I kept forgetting to
bring it home. The reason I'd taken it to work is because I was so
enthralled by it that I didn't want to put it down and was planning to
read during lunch. Of course that never happened.

He writes sentences that make me just fall in love with him. I have to
figure out which of his books I'm going to read next. I really enjoyed
Tess of the d'Ubervilles and I'd only picked up Madding Crowd because
it was a familiar name. I'll look through the plots and see what jumps
out at me. I have a feeling I'll end up with Jude the Obscure. Really,
right now I feel like "its Thomas Hardy. Of course I'll enjoy it."

Also this is a note to pick up something by D.H. Lawrence. I read a
short story of his once that I loved (I think it was called 'The Horse
Dealer's Daughter) and I've always meant to read more by him. Hardy
has a similar tone to that story so it reminded me I need to do that.

I have to finish Tale of Two Cities first. This is my third attempt to
read it. Not that I can't get through it, but I keep losing the book
before I hit page 150.

1 comment:

hokgardner said...

I love Far from the Madding Crowd. I wrote multiple papers on it in college and grad school.