1 thought on “Zola: Therese Raquin”

  1. This book is like watching an episode of Eastenders morphed with the Jeremy Kyle show set in 19th century inner city Paris. The characters are dirty and ruthless and the storyline is tragic and scandalous, with a sprinkling of mental health issues. He enables the reader to feel as if they lived through the daily struggle and grime of life back then for the working class. This author was genius in my opinion and I'm sure had he been in the right place at the right time he would be a lot better kn [...]

  2. This is a really strange tale of intrigue and murder. Two young lovers decide to murder the woman's husband and make it look like an accident and then spend the rest of their lives completely miserable together, slowly driving themselves and each other insane. What is strange is that the characters never evolve at all; they remain trapped in the same outlook and personal vices that initially led them to conspire to commit murder together. The lack of change in the characters makes it a particula [...]

  3. La psychologie des personnages est interessante, frôlant parfois la science-fiction. Toutefois, il y a souvent des longueurs dans le récit, de la répétition.

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