Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
Man, this book was a lesson in perseverance--700 pages, of which maybe 150 were relevant to the action. The story was interesting enough when the author felt like sharing it, although it was really two different stories that sort of collided with each other every once in a while. I didn't really like either of the main characters; Becky was too conniving and Amelia was too much of a milquetoast. Now, if their personalities could have been combined, that could have been something. Imagine somebody who is intelligent and moral, or is that too unbelievable?
2 months ago