Bug-Jargal, by Victor Hugo

megodell's review

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challenging slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


boaroboros's review

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Nowhere near as lyrically beautiful as any of his later novels. For being written by a 16 year old this is a good novel. Hugo obviously had contradictory and troubling ideas about black people at this point in his life.