mjj (flemmings) wrote,

I shall mention that I was steaming ahead through Count of Monte Cristo thinking smugly Look this book is a *hundred pages* shorter than Fool's Errand for-gods-sake boy was that one bloated, when common sense suggested Isn't that a little odd? The one certain thing about Dumas is that he was not unprolix. Sure enough, 'translated and abridged.' I thought the early action got itself over with commendable dispatch. Possibly I shall feel guilty about this some other time but right now I'm merely grateful.
Tags: reading_05

  • Well, that was the year that was

    Years begin to lose their flavour. 2017 made no impression on me at all, not even weather-wise. They say it rained all spring and most of the summer,…

  • Recent wanton extravagences

    1. Setting the thermostat so high I don't have to wear socks in bed. 2. 18% cereal cream in my tea. 3. Instant oatmeal. In spite of no.1 up there,…

  • Makes her feel the way she used to feel

    Erranded in a satisfactory fashion today: the library, the bank, a post box, Doug Miller; subwayed back a stop and bussed up to Loblaws and got…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded