Thoughts On Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac

Well, it took me 3 attempts, but finally I read and finished Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac. I say 3 attempts, the first 2 really were pathetic. I had tried reading it in-between reading Emile Zola novels last year, but barely got started, because truth be told, I was totally in Zola mode, and … Continue reading Thoughts On Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac

Thoughts on Germinal by Émile Zola

Here goes, the second of my 'thoughts' on a particular classic book on this blog. I stress again, as I did on my L’Assommoir post, that this is not a book review, and I don't do book reviews. This is just my own thoughts and notes that I put together, and in a usually incoherent … Continue reading Thoughts on Germinal by Émile Zola

Thoughts on L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

The Hangover by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec It has been years, and I mean years since I attempted a book review. Actually, I don't really want to call it a book review, it is more like my thoughts, as the title of the post suggests. Book reviews are for Amazon, and the 5 or 6 I … Continue reading Thoughts on L’Assommoir by Émile Zola