This month the Classics Club asks us to pick a classic someone else in the club has read from the big review list. What about their post makes you excited to read that classic in particular?
For years I’ve been meaning to read something by Emilé Zola and Germinal is one that is frequently recommended to me. When I read Riv’s review of it at Bookish Realm I knew I needed to bump it up the TBR list. The final line of her review is what really did it…
“I want more Zola in my life.”
I’ve felt that way about authors before and I understand the sentiment. Then I read Adam’s review of the same book at Roof Beam Reader and a line in his review stood out to me. He is talking about Zola’s writing style:
“It is simultaneously beautiful, self-reflective, and transporting.”
I think that between those reviews I have very little excuse for not making this book a priority.
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