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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre DameThe Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

When Notre Dame burned this spring, I realized that I had never read this novel, despite owning a copy since I was an adolescent. So it seemed time to finally read it.

The novel took me a long time to get into. Like many nineteenth century novels there is so much else going on besides the central story and much development and scene setting before things really get going. When they finally do, the story is good, even if Hugo can go off on strange tangents (like the long section on the history of architecture as opposed to the written word).

But there are marvelous aspects and Quasimodo is such a fascinating character.

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