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2.0 out of 5 stars A classic ramble, 23 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman n/e (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)
Whilst a classic, this book covets that title due to its failing - it is a long ramble by a man who is not the most likeable literary character. It is not until the second section of the book that the narrator is born, having given such rambling detail to his conception and pre-birth. Yet that was the intention of the book and what made it a classic, a revolt against the then established dictates of fiction. It is my guess though that whoever is looking at this book is doing so as they have been forced to by either a university tutor or a list made by someone who has placed it on the list without actually picking it up.
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Initial post: 24 Apr 2014 10:04:58 BDT
KaleHawkwood says:
It`s never a good idea to patronise or insult potential readers by making assumptions as to their reasons for reading something. I picked up this book (quite late in life) out of curiosity and a desire to read it, as I`m sure many others will.

Posted on 9 Jun 2014 13:12:40 BDT
Daft Wader says:
I discovered this book for myself while I was studying (not English) at university forty years ago and really enjoyed it, and I recommend it to those readers who are prepared to put a bit of effort into their reading to obtain the rewards the book offers.

Posted on 17 Jun 2015 12:07:54 BDT
Rosey Lea says:
"It is my guess though that whoever is looking at this book is doing so as they have been forced to by either a university tutor or a list made by someone who has placed it on the list without actually picking it up"

:(

You guessed wrong.
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