About the Project
- Les Mis: Looking Back at the Book
A snarky but affectionate review of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables has made me think about re-reading the novel for the first time in 20 years.
- Don’t worry, it’s okay…
She's Less Miserable at the end of the play.
- Les Misérables - Reading Digitally and Matching Translations
The Kindle movie tie-in edition of Les Miserables happens to match the version I'm reading. Also, some thoughts on various translations of the book.
- Paper vs. Pixels
I started reading an old paperback, then switched to a Kindle copy 700 pages in. Here's how it's changed my reading (and my commentary workflow).
- Finished reading! Now to write…
Achievement unlocked: read Les Miserables...twice!
- Not exactly Javert’s bridge, but close enough
Coincidence: A Flickr event I participate in ended up highlighting a photo taken at the exact spot as one of the personal shots I used on this site.
- Barricade Day and Reset the Net
Today is the anniversary of the day the barricades went up in Les Misérables (an actual, historical event). It's also a day to reclaim your online privacy.
- Moonlight and Darkened Street Lamps
Seeing the bright moon against an unlit parking lot light reminded me of the chase through the streets of Paris.
- One Year Later
In the year since finishing my read-through and commentary, I've reviewed several movies and comic book adaptations of the book.
- Les Misérables at 30
Looking back on, well, not 30 years of fandom, but closer to 25 since I first saw the musical.
- 5 Years Later: Reading a New Translation of Les Misérables!
I've been thinking about picking up Les Misérables again, and five years later seems like a good time to start a reading a new translation!
- Getting Back on Track
I've been reading, but not blogging much. So here's my plan to get back on track.
- Claquesous: No Information Found
My spell checker suggested 'claque-sous,' so I figured I'd look up the phrase.
- Third Time Through
Six months of lunch hours as I found, time and again, that a 150-year old book set 200 years ago on another continent continues to be relevant in ways I wish it wasn't.
- Switching to Eleventy
I converted this blog from WordPress to Eleventy, a static site generator that should make the site both faster and easier to maintain.
- Finding a Specific eBook Translation
It's hard to tell which translation of Les Mis you're getting, especially in an eBook store. Here are direct links to the major ones.
- Abridged Abolitionism
I always wondered what 'Lee's Miserables,' Confederate soldiers who were fans of the book, thought of Hugo's abolitionism. It turns out a Virginia publisher cut those parts out.
- Now on Gemini
I've added a version of this site that runs on Gemini, an ultra-light protocol that's somewhere between a souped-up Gopher and a stripped-down Web.