Originally Posted by Drysi
Finally beginning Les Miserables because I've become a slave to the media and only proactively read classic literature when there's supporting incentive from a film adaptation. When I picked up the tome, a nice guy at the counter was really emphatic I check out The Man Who Laughs as well.
Hooolygodthisthingishuge. I know Hugo was famous for devoting chapters to things completely unrelated from his main plot, but God Almighty this is improvised blunt-force trauma waiting to happen.
Try reading Dumas (father and son).