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 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.