Sunday, November 22, 2009
The Mill on the Floss
I'm now in Book 6, Chapter 8, and I'm beginning to think I'm not going to like the way this book ends. (There are still a good 200 pages left.) Maggie, such a good person, seems to be falling in love with the foolish Stephen Guest, who is already engaged to Maggie's best friend, Lucy. I know these things happen in real life, and I know a novelist's job is to portray life as it really is -- but still, I don't want this to happen. I don't want Lucy to be hurt, just as I wouldn't want someone like her in real life to be hurt. I guess I'm too much of an idealist for a book like this. Oh well ... let's wait and see what happens.