#82 The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Oh, The Scarlet Letter. Come for the adulterous affair, stay for the demon spawn.

But no, seriously, this book rules the Land of Suck. It begins with a lengthy preamble, because that’s the best way to get your audience’s attention. And you know a LOT is going to happen later because this is a story about Puritans. All kinds of fun is had for the next 200 pages, and you will in no way be traumatized by the scene at the scaffold.


Is It One of the Greatest Books of All Time? 

LOLOLOLOL. I sure hope not.

Favorite Quotes:

To the untrue man, the whole universe is false.

I have laughed, in bitterness and agony of heart, at the contrast between what I seem and what I am!

She had not known the weight until she felt the freedom.

It is a curious subject of observation and inquiry, whether hatred and love be not the same thing at the bottom.

Read: 2005, 2007