Book Review- Bel Ami

Book Review- Bel Ami


Did anyone read our July book?

I hope so, because it was really a very good book!


What was so interesting to me is that this book was first published in 1885. If you read the book, then that date should be surprising to you because the story and the language is actually quite modern for its time.

My favorite part about this book is that it was an easy period piece to read. I personally love period pieces, but sometimes the language can be daunting. This novel was the opposite. It was such an easy read!

Although, the main character is a bit of a scoundrel, I couldn’t help but laugh out loud at his antics. It was comical at best. There were times I hated him, but there were also times I actually felt sorry for him. This reminds of the show Dexter. You shouldn’t feel sorry for a murderer, and yet you can’t help but like him. This tells me that the author did an excellent job with the character development.

I was really into the story, and so I read it pretty quickly. That’s always a good sign! Afterwards, I yearned for another novel similar to it. It was great! I had the same feeling after Hunger Games, too.

I’m going to have to give it two thumbs up! I can’t wait for the movie…

What are your thoughts?


2 thoughts on “Book Review- Bel Ami

  1. I feel exactly the same as you about the book. A super fast read, I loved him and hated him. I couldn’t believe the end-how do guys always get what they want in the end? I loved picturing what Paris looked like. Can’t wait to see the movie, what’s the next book club book!?!


    1. Yea, Sarah! Glad you enjoyed the book like I did (and that you could join in on the discussion). I got your email (so excited!)! I’m going to respond soon!!


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