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I'm glad to hear that the read wasn't easy for you, either. Tom Send a noteboard - 21/01/2011 06:30:00 AM
I was stunned at how difficult it was to read in the beginning. I looked up so many words in the first fifty pages, however, that I think I would be hard pressed to find words in a standard French-English dictionary that I don't know now. After that, I could just read the book and enjoy it.

Perhaps I was looking for signals as I had read the book in English previously, but I thought I saw more of Homais' baseness earlier on. In fact, I'm almost certain it was because I had read the book before - the first time I read it I liked him most of the way through the book even though he seemed like a bit of a doofus.

I also enjoyed the way Emma went back to the Swiss guy at the church when she needed money.
Political correctness is the pettiest form of casuistry.

ἡ δὲ κἀκ τριῶν τρυπημάτων ἐργαζομένη ἐνεκάλει τῇ φύσει, δυσφορουμένη, ὅτι δὴ μὴ καὶ τοὺς τιτθοὺς αὐτῇ εὐρύτερον ἢ νῦν εἰσι τρυπώη, ὅπως καὶ ἄλλην ἐνταῦθα μίξιν ἐπιτεχνᾶσθαι δυνατὴ εἴη. – Procopius

Ummaka qinnassa nīk!

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