Ugh. I much prefer the ballet. That Cervantes book is one I am happy to never pick up again. I have often hoped its brilliance lies in its original Spanish because I was truly bored by "Don Quixote." Now, "Les Miserables" is an entirely different affair. Just re-read it and loved it even more.
But it's wonderful to see people, out of school, picking up books and reading just for pleasure and discussion. I think Oprah has done an enormous service to our country by transforming us into a reading public and so I salute
anyone anywhere else who is able to mobilize others to read.