Sunday, October 05, 2008
XX. "The Monk" - Matthew Lewis
Ah, the first book of the new reading boundaries, and I receive a "major fail," as my students would say.
Written in the late 1770s, this gothic romance has plenty of horror in it, but also a heap of melodrama. I took issue with the latter, and while I didn't throw the book, I did toss it aside.
Perhaps I'm just not ready to read it. This is a disappointment because there were a lot of "connect the dot" possibilities from this book. However, I am not a cheater, so I will simply XX this one off (for now - in a decade I'll have a year devoted to XX books).