madscientisto: (Default)
[personal profile] madscientisto
I'm glad I read this book now. I read Great Expectations in senior year of high school and I remember being so long and confusing and I was just reading it to prepare for AP lit test, which I ended up doing just ok, couldn't even get college credit though. I did read through the sparknotes for ToTC book just to make sure I wasn't falling asleep when I was reading/listening with the audiobook. But this time, I read this novel just for my own pleasure and I can relate so much to it.

It's been 4 yrs and now I'm a senior in college, and there's so much uncertainty in my life that I thought reading some dark-themed novel might be interesting. I guess I can always read depressing news around the world to remind myself that my life is great compared to that, but reading a long novel gives me so much emotional attachment to characters that I can't easily get with hard fact news.

I don't know enough about the whole European history so I wasn't that into French Revolution but reading this was a good cultural overview about it. I should read more historical fiction.

The main theme of the book is resurrection and love and all that cool thing I need in my life right now. I cried at the end and thought it was so sad but very beautiful. I want to be like Sydney Carton. I need to read the bible for some Christian references too.

I think I'll keep writing book reviews whenever I finish one.
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
Account name:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
HTML doesn't work in the subject.


Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.


madscientisto: (Default)

February 2015

8910 11121314

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags