Stream of consciousness avant la lettre? More like a stream of anecdotes. This comic little book is still a delight to read, more than 120 years after publication. A plot is hard to find, but who cares? All these highly associative anecdotes keep the pace going and more than once had me laughing out loud. As a reader usually left cold by 'comic novels', this one really had me charmed. Especially canine fellow traveller Montmorency.

24 February 2009

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