Tale of Genji - Update 3

Yes, you are seeing that picture correctly - I finished reading The Tale of Genji over the weekend.  I'll do a final post, database entry, etc later in the week, but for now I just want to bask in the glory of finishing an epic book.  Now I'm going to spend a week collecting my thoughts and trying to condense a months worth of reading in a few thousand words....

Quick aside - considering the numerous characters, titles, and interconnected relationships in The Tale of Genji, I'm also considering putting together a few tools to help anyone who wants to read it. More on that if I actually have the energy to compile the necessary data.


Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness)
Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) on 07/29/2010 9:25 p.m.

I'm a little late on this, but congrats on finishing! It's a great feeling to finish a giant book. I did Infinite Jest last summer and remember the feeling of accomplishment. Good luck putting together your review and thoughts.

Scott on 07/30/2010 11:46 a.m.

Thanks Kim! I finished the full synopsis last night, and I'll be putting together the review and blog post today. Condensing 1120 pages into under 5000 words is pretty good, right?

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