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Subject: pleasantly surprised- this was a terrific classic
Date Posted: 9/20/2010 3:53 PM ET
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I just finished my new-to-me-author classic, Anthony Trollope's The Way We Live Now.  I'd never read any Trollope and only ever saw a few minutes of BBC's Barchester Chronicles miniseries, so I was expecting to trek through TWWLN without caring for it one way or the other.  To my surprise it was engaging, fast-paced, and remarkable relevant to the present day.  It's a pretty long book, with many characters and interwoven plotlines.  The basic plotline follows a banker who may or may not be defrauding the general public, and the way everyone around reacts to him.  It was almost uncanny how well the story could translate to recent economic happenings.  And the characters were interesting, well drawn and either sympathetic or fun to hate.  I'd definitely recomend this one.