Wednesday, July 30, 2014

127. Silas Marner

Silas Marner
George Eliot
1861
Around 200 pages












I have been so behind on my blogs lately.  I started physical therapy for my leg and have been pretty burnt out by the end of the day.  I finally had some energy to write yesterday but it was my birthday so I had to party!  Now I am back and I think we can get a few of these out before I crawl into my bed and refuse to move.

This is a pretty short book but I had a lot of trouble picking it up and reading, so it took me about a week and a half. It simply wasn't very interesting; if I wanted to see an old man doing old man things I would go to a diner at 4:30.

Silas Marner flees his town after being framed by his best friend for stealing money from the congregation.  Does this kick off an amazing story of revenge?  No, he just becomes a recluse weaver in another town.  One day, a two-year-old girl shows up at his house with seemingly no relations.  Silas takes her in, but what happens when her real father shows up?  Nothing terribly interesting, I promise you.

It is cool for the time, I suppose, that in this story the bond between a family doesn't necessarily have to be genetic.  It doesn't make for that entertaining of a read now, though.  I would definitely skip this one; particularly because Eliot has much better offerings in her works.

RATING: **---

Interesting Facts:

Adapted on BBC with Ben Kingsley.

UP NEXT: Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev.  Excited to see what all the fuss is about.



1 comment:

  1. I love how your reviews actually make me laugh out loud. You have such an interesting take on authors, characters and situations, and it makes for a very entertaining read. Thank you!

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