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Review: The Wild Ass's Skin (La Comédie Humaine)

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This was the second Balzac novel that I've read, after Père Goriot, which I loved. I found Peau de Chagrin very tough work. Much of the story is told by the protagonist as an uninterrupted ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: The Wild Ass's Skin (La Comédie Humaine)

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Probably the most boring book I've read in my entire life. Consulter l'avis complet

Review: The Wild Ass's Skin (La Comédie Humaine)

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I was very relieved to finally finish it. I struggled to get through it even though it was relatively short. I am not sure I got the whole philosophical depth of it, but I did like the concept. The ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: The Wild Ass's Skin (La Comédie Humaine)

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I'm glad that this was not the first book that I read by Balzac or I would never have read another. While the story line itself held my interest, the long periods of prosaic observations made my mind wander. Consulter l'avis complet

Review: The Wild Ass's Skin (La Comédie Humaine)

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Can't remember why I had this on my list. Balzac has some great ideas, some sharp plotting, lacks style and on the whole really uneven (dull beyond belief followed by clean goodness). Flaubert and ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: The Wild Ass's Skin (La Comédie Humaine)

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If you like Wilde's Pic of Dorian Grey, you'll love this one. We all go through this at some point; we all consider selling our soul's in some form or other. Consulter l'avis complet

Review: The Wild Ass's Skin (La Comédie Humaine)

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Slow "philosophical" novel. Consulter l'avis complet


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