Digressions in Les Misérables

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Digressions in Les Misérables

Postby FortressDoor » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:21 pm

Whats your Favorite needless digression in Les Misérables and your least faviroute

I disliked most of the digressions, but a lot of them were interesting so I open the floor to you guys b

Favorite: The Bishop bit

Least faviroute: The bit about the Sewer (So pointless)

I also disliked Waterloo (although I liked some parts of it) and I disliked the bit about the Convant ( It just convinced me in the end that JVJ has allowed cossette to join some weird religion)
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Re: Digressions in Les Misérables

Postby tatselk » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:41 am

Favourites: Bishop, Petit-Picpus, the gamins of Paris.

Least Favourites: Waterloo, the Sewers.

I think my preferences are essentially based on whether the digressions help to set the scene and/ or give context to the characters or storyline. But in general, I think the digressions are all slightly too long and rambling. Haha. :lol:

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Re: Digressions in Les Misérables

Postby CC21106 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:05 pm

Favorite: The sewers (but I have always liked undergroundy stuff). Least favorite: the untranslatable slang section. Waterloo gets pretty tedious, too.
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