Skip the movie and read the book. Its not necessarily an easy read but how many truly wonderful and exceptional things in life are easy? You get what you put into things and Les Miserables pays you back in spades. --Darian Burns Darian Burns Blog 2014-01-10
Do you ever come across a book that seems like everyone but you has read? It's received rave reviews and you half-heartedly add it to the to-read list but you don't consider it high priority. You'll get around to it...eventually. Well that's the way I have felt about Les Miserables. And to be honest, when I see the majority going googly-eyed over a book I tend to avoid it as it usually isn't my cup of tea. However when the opportunity presented itself to read this French classic in the form of an abridged edition I jumped at the chance. And I have no regrets. While there was no doubt a good deal that I missed out on I found this modern edition of a timeless story very well done. Very few classics I come across fall under the "page-turner" category but in my own humble opinion Les Misérables was excellent. It reveals the triumphs and fall of mankind and how one decision can set into motion a whole series of incidents that have both positive and negative effects. --J. Burdette Reet Champion Book Reviews 2014-03-13 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Original Language: French