A meme rewind from May 2013: Tell us about the classic book(s) you’re reading this month. You can post about what you’re looking forward to reading in February, or post thoughts-in-progress on your current read(s).
I am currently working my way through Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
My first thoughts? It’s long, so very, very long. I’m not going to finish it in February, which according to strict Classics Club rules, prevents me from talking about what I’m looking forward to next, because it won’t be in February – but stick around. I may break the rules.
Tom Jones, fully titled The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling. It’s very good, but it’s long, so very, very long. It has a definite Dickensian feel, which is really unfair to Henry Fielding; he predates Charles Dickens. In fact, I remember David Copperfield reading Tom Jones at one point in that novel.
My scheduled reading is full of big fat thick novels this year: Pride and Prejudice, War and Peace, The Count of Monte Cristo, Les Misérables, The Fountainhead, Crime and Punishment. I’m looking forward to all of them, but they’re long, so very, very, long.
And Les Mis – ya know, I think it’s a misnomer. Goofy French spelling aside, I don’t know how Hugo could call it Less Miserable. I can’t imagine it being any MORE miserable. But ya know, artists – they're quirky.