Book + Movie Review: Far From The Madding Crowd

I was certain Far from the Madding Crowd will be a 'love or hate' novel, but now I am swaying in the middle. The writing is brilliant but archaic; the story goes to daring extremes to bare the human soul but the pacing falters. The novel tells the story of an independent young woman torn between the suits of …

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Book and Movie Review: Suite Francaise

Suite Francaise, the movie, follows the eponymous novel's second novella - Dolce - describing the impossible love between a German officer and a French POW's wife. Writer Irène Nemirovsky died in Auschwitz before finishing the novel. What has reached us, though, is heartbreaking and beautiful, both on screen and on page. Yes, it's a story about love. But …