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    Some quick thoughts

    In case anyone is reading...

    - Did reading this book ever make you irritated? I say that because I find the story, and characters hard to believe. Don's madness is so obviously not possible in real life; Pancho seems wont to lie.

    - Does this strike you a little bit like children who are pretending to be superheros? Don just seems childish to me when I really get into it, like an early teenager.

    - finally, the violence strikes me as a bit like Tom and Jerry, in that characters keep getting pummelled with very little emotional or even rational cost.

    I figure that part of why I'm hatin is because this book represents a broader genre that doesn't square with the postmodernism I may be accustomed to. But I'm loathe to read more analysis lest I miss the impact of the story.

    Thanks for reading...

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    I am reading the 2nd half slowly. Yes, it does annoy me quite a bit. I find it repetitive and the jokes wear thin. Don Quixote is either mad or he's not really mad, but Sancho is not bothered either way.
    According to Aldous Huxley, D.H. Lawrence once said that Balzac was 'a gigantic dwarf', and in a sense the same is true of Dickens.
    Charles Dickens, by George Orwell

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