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Silas Marner

Average Rating 3.5
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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Nicely written story about a bitter man's transformation

This is an interesting, nicely written book about a man who becomes so disappointed with the circumstances of his life that runs away and lives far from society. He becomes bitter, loving only his gold, but then changes. What made him change and rebuild his life i...
This is an interesting, nicely written book about a man who becomes so disappointed with the circumstances of his life that runs away and lives far from society. He becomes bitter, loving only his gold, but then changes. What made him change and rebuild his life is brought to him by chance. Destiny seems to have laid it at his door. Then begins the story of the man's transformation and his further affairs, all well told. The best thing about the book was the message it conveys that even when all seems to be lost, everybody can change and lead a full and happy life. What I did not like was that the protagonist did not really change because of his inner will but because of something foreign to him. Destiny will not always lay salvation at our door; more often, people have to make a very strong internal effort to overcome bitterness. In spite of this, the novel is definitely worth reading

posted by Anonymous on June 17, 2000

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

a cure for insomia

BORING and DULL.This book can definately put you to sleep. It's too wordy and slow. Don't read this book unless you're getting ready for bed.

posted by Anonymous on January 21, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2008

    If you like useless details, this is for you!

    Wow. This novel is the most boring book I have ever read in my life. The novel starts off well, but don't let this trick you. Soon after, the author just goes on with uselss details and descriptions of things that are not important or relevant to the plot. I never had that "can't wait to flip the next page" kind of feeling. More like a "how many pages are left?" kind of feeling. <BR/> <BR/>The reason this book receives two stars from me, is because of the beginning and end. As I said, the novel starts off good. Part two is also good, but those are the only good parts of the novel. Very little in the middle caught my attention, or really pulled me into the book.<BR/> <BR/>Overall, Silas Marner is just not that great. It has its moments in the beginning in the end, but no substance in between. It's like a hamburger, without the meat. Two buns, but nothing in between.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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