Sunday, May 18, 2014

Bel Ami - Guy de Maupassant

Like Rebecca, this was a compulsively readable novel. I very much appreciated the naturalistic writing style that kept the story moving at a good clip - I think a lesser writer would have produced a more bloated book. The tone was also rather neutral; I felt like it was left up to me as a reader to judge the main character's actions, although I do think it's clear which side the reader is meant to come down on. I found the description of the main character's thought process fascinating. I really enjoyed this book, and I look forward to reading more of the author's books when I am free of my TBR pile. Highly recommended.

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