Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Book 3: A book from an author I've never read before

A Cardinal Sin by Eugene Sue

A Cardinal Sin, by Eugene Sue,a 19th century French novelist, felt like a sermon disguised as a story centred around the lives of two young lovers growing up in the poverty of 19th-century France.

The pace of the plot is too fast for my liking and I was somehow left feeling like Sue just scrapped at the surface of the book; I did not get much depth. Well, maybe that’s me.

The train wreck and the deaths which occurred at Versailles did not move me that much ; the diction there felt too luke-warm to drive me to tears.

In his brisk manner though, Sue  tried to put across this story  of perseverance and romance, centering  on avarice, one of the Cardinal Sins.

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