I'm reading Les Mis, I've been doing it for years now (as my record says I started back in 2012).
It's obviously an enormous book, some might call it monstrous. I don't always want to read in it, but when I do, it's actually quite nice. OK, you need to love long descriptions that don't matter, like the first seventy-something pages. They are about a Bishop, and in the musical he gets about two lines. "Would you leave the best behind?"
Gosh, that was frustrating, because it took me a week to read it.
But now, I think it's time for a little celebration! I had been warned about the -some might say - boring part about the Battle of Waterloo (1815). And it wasn't really interesting nor did it seem to be of any use for the rest of the story until the last chapter when(show spoiler)
But, I've now finished the Waterloo part! So, I hope the story will continue now, and we will go and get Courgette (no, that wasn't her name: Claudette? Cassette? I can't remember =) )