#Paris In July Flaubert
- Author: Gustave Flaubert
- Genre: novel
- Title: Salammbô
- Published: 1862
- Just awful!!
- Avoid this book like the plague.
- Greatest flaw…fraud.
- Title Salammbo …you would think this
- temptress was the main character.
- One expects delicate moonlit gardens
- ….one finds instead manure and blood and bone mixture.
- War is the central character…and it was so boring.
- Salammbo appears around 3 times in the book
- …then she just fades away.
- Flaubert is a great writer and I loved Mme Bovary.
- In this book the author just wanted to show off his
- vocabulary grounded in historical military dictionaries.
- Honestly, I made it through 50% of the book.
- The first couple of chapters give us dead burnt monkeys
- falling onto banquet tables
- …crucified lions, and a corrupt leper who
- …drinks tisanes of powdered weasel.
- Red flag:
- …time to skim to last chapter and then throw the Livre de Poche
- in the box titled “worst ever”!
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Poor you! You’re doing very well with your Paris in July though. Brava! I hope your next one is much better!
I’m hoping M. Yourcenar ‘Mémoires d’Hadrien” will be better!
Yikes is an understatement!
Good news: look at all the ‘useless’ words I had to look up!
Most on them aren’t in an ordianry dictionary!
Flaubert? Bon débarras!! (good riddance)
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