It develops more of a plot has it proceeds. I admit that the opening chapters were a bit difficult, although I just sort of submerged myself in the imagery as I would in Symbolist poetry. The consensus seems to be that the last third is the most gripping narrative. If I get there first, which at my current pace of reading is by no means certain, I'l let you know.
: I started Salaambo today, read two chapters.
: I must say I am not enjoying it so far.
: One curious thing:
: their torn coats of mail beat against their
: sword-hilts, and through the holes in the
: bronze could be seen their naked members, as
: fearful as weapons of war.
: Okay, I know a 'member' can be an arm or a
: leg, but let's face it; it's not. If arms or
: legs were meant, the world limbs should have
: been used. Why is Flaubert telling me this?
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