giveGodtheglory is currently reading The Adventures of Roderick Random.
I’m female, from Canada. I’ve been a DailyLit member since July 11, 2007. My reading interests include Classics.
- The Adventures of Roderick Random 61% complete
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Seeing the old culture, and the old speech patterns were fascinating. I really enjoyed this book, and looked up a copy to put on my ereader to keep.
I'd seen a similar story on 'The Twilight Zone' or some such show, so the ending really surprised me. I like this though and have sent it to my best friend.
Old Scifi/Fantasy always seems to have such disappointing endings.
All the old cliches, but since it was written before they were cliches it reads very freshly. And it's a different view of the French Revolution than is found in most novels I've read about it. I think I want this book in hard copy.
It has a very despicable antagonist, some endearing characters, and a very good plot. I don't agree with the wiki opinion that Florence was a nobody. She was enough of a somebody for the story.
Meh is all there is to say. It's a meh book.
The Bible. It's amazing what some people will do to smack down the truth.
The old books of this type all have a very similar ending. Even though this one's happier than most it's not very different otherwise.
Atticus Finch sounds good.
I recommend it. The usual great comedy of errors. XD
Classic old time science fiction, with the usual disappointing ending to an otherwise amusing book.
I love Charlotte Bronte's plain and grumpy little heroines, and with 'Villette' she made me care enough about Lucy to actually cry rather hard at the ending of the book.
Very skillfully done. I had figured out who Mr. Brown was, but then Mrs. Christie threw me a red herring.
I'd proly be a zine. Slapped together out of photocopy paper and bound with a bit of recycled yarn, but full of all kinds of interesting every day events.