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Don Quixote
Miguel de Cervantes
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The greatest book about why you shouldn’t read books, weirdly written at a time when there weren’t that many books to read. Quest along with Don Quixote and the long-suffering Sancho Panza as they break peoples’ china, get beaten up by peasants, and murder sheep.

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The Tobias Smollett translation of Don Quixote is both antiquated and devious. Three better translations: Ormsby, Raffel, & Grossman. Can you try for any of these?
 
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It took me four months (reading other things as well, but still a mightly long time to be reading a book) and I don't think I've done it justice, but for what it's worth, here's my review http://anzlitlovers.wordpress.com/2009/05/22/don-quixote-by-miguel-de-cervantes/
 
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I enjoyed Don Quixote, especially for the era in which it was written and how difficult some of the older classics can be to get through. It is a little long, but worth the time spent. Dear, sweet, mentally unstable Quixote is a charming blunderer who has a way with poetry and firmly holds to his delusions. Sancho is the epitome of the trusty sidekick - wandering along in Quixote's wake even when he knows they would be better off to skip a particular adventure. The focus in the book on his habitual use of idioms and proverbs is one of my favorite aspects of the story as a whole. <br/><br/>Don Quixote does get a bit long, but it's well-crafted and has a satisfying progression and resolution. It definitely has a lot more in the way of plot than many other classics I've read recently.<br/><br/>If Don Quixote wasn't required reading for you at some point, I do recommend investing a little time and effort in it.
 
July 6, 2015
You too can finish this book . . .
. . . be patient. It gets a little long.
Don Quixote
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