“Women are never tired of bewailing man’s fickleness in love, but they only seem to snub his constancy.”
Alrighty, folks. I've got bills to pay, grocery shopping to do, and thank you notes to write before my tired head hits the pillow, but I promised two long-overdue book club reviews this week so hell and high water will just have to wait. I've got promises to keep.
In the interest of time, allow me to sum up Far from the Madding Crowd in a few sentences: Beware the smooth-talkin, super hot guy who seems too good to be true. He always is. Best to avoid brooding and boring too, there's bound to be some crazy pent up in there. Stick with steady, kind, and humble; that's your ticket to happily ever after.
Good ol' Thomas. He must've been passed over one too many times for the sleek sweet-talking type and this novel was his sweet revenge. If it weren't for his sweeping generalizations about women, I'd really feel for him. Weaker sex comments aside, I quite liked this book. Drama, humor, a juicy love triangle and cute sheep—this book has it all. With far less gloom than Tess of the D'Ubervilles. Who knew there was a Hardy with a happy ending?
*If you read this with us in January, or February, or whenever, we'd love to hear your thoughts.