I mean, I didn't particularly expect a book dealing with colonialism and race in the Victorian era to be a fun read, per se, but I didn't expect it to be so utterly dreadful, either.
Jude the Obscure is similar to several other books on the list in that it was originally published as a serial; was later revised several times in the process of putting it into book-form; is making un-subtle points about society at the time of writing; and is definitely, absolutely, in no way about the author himself, why would you ever say such a thing?
I'm on a bit of a tear this year with the Classic Books Reading List of Doom, which feels really good. I was stuck on Karamazov for so long it seemed like I'd never get any further, but once I got past the eponymous Brothers, I hit a little stretch of reasonably short and readable … Continue reading The Picture of Dorian Gray
One of my goals for that trashfire of a just-completed year, 2020, was to finally, finally, finish The Brothers Karamazov, which I had been reading to a greater and lesser extent since 2018. Dear reader, I finished. I had expected, having taken a little bit to get stuck into Anna Karenina, that TBK would take … Continue reading The Brothers Karamazov