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I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)

I made it through this. And thank god it's over.

The Adventures of Augie March - Saul  Bellow, Christopher Hitchens

I had to read this for my real life book club.


And, boy, was that hard work.


Yes, this was written brilliantly. And it did have a rich cast of many, many interesting and unique characters.


But. It was way too long and partially pretty boring.


Though a lot happened to and with Augie, basically nothing really came out of it.

I am not sure if I can express it right, but that was my feeling here.

It was supposed to be a novel about the development of Augie March. But for me he stayed quite unchanged through all his adventures.


I was a little disappointed, as this was supposed to be a masterpiece.


But to be honest it was a struggle for me to make it through the 800+ pages.