Friday, April 13, 2007

Les Miserables

I had to read this book for my Western Civilization class this semester. I had never read it before. It is now one of my favorite books of all time. Hugo's writing is beautiful, real, tragic, and common. He captures the human condition in its worst and best states and shows us that it is possible to respond well to life's miseries. It is possible to be God-fearing and good.

If you have not read this book, I recommend it to you fully. I must warn you though, you may want to read the abridged version. It cuts out a ton of political commentary and brings the book down 300 pages. But, you may miss a little. Anyhoo...you should read it.

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