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Moonlight Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Currently reading

A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
G.J. Meyer
Progress: 33 %
The Hog's Back Mystery
Freeman Wills Crofts
Progress: 96/319 pages

#BookadayUK - Day 8

Madame Bovary - Michèle Roberts, Geoffrey Wall, Gustave Flaubert

Most irritating character in a novel.


Oh, dear. It has to be Emma Bovary, although I confess to flirting with the idea of using Anna Karenina, since I find both of these so-called protagonists to be self-absorbed, shallow, and unremittingly annoying examples of the worst of Victorian womanhood.


But, let's go with Emma. Bad mother. Profligate consumer. Shallow, self-absorbed, and ultimately no more than the sum of her prettiness. She is like one of those horrible reality show stars. Heidi Montag, Victorian edition.


It's a relief when she finally offs herself. I did feel sympathy for her poor daughter.