Thursday, March 17, 2011

Villette Readalong: Week 6

After six weeks, we're getting there. Not too far from the end now!

I'm starting to like Polly more. Kudos to her for getting back at Ginevra by getting Dr. John's attention and getting him to ignore her! Serve G right. Oh, and Lucy's ripping Ginevra a new one was awesome too.

But most of this section dealt with M. Paul Emmanuel, the most unpredictable dude of the lot of them. Poor Lucy never has any idea what to expect, though honestly I don't find her helping matters much. I got really annoyed when she didn't give him her present at his fete.

I'm finding M. Paul growing on me, oddly enough. I was not a big fan of him at first, and I don't think I'm a big fan of him now, but I can see why Lucy is fond of him. He can be pretty generous, though I don't think he handles some social situations very well. I wish he would just be more patient and less mean.

In any case, I'm sure this relationship is going somewhere. Where is the real question, and honestly it probably won't end too well if present-day Lucy's musings are any indication.


  1. I'm still hoping for a happy ending and I think it will be with M. Paul. Unlike you, he isn't growing on me. Actually, I became really weary of him and his bully tactics.

  2. I feel the same way about Polly - she's growing on me. I love her for befriending Lucy and not jumping at the chance to be with Dr. John. I thought it was great how she and Lucy got together to "test" Ginevra! And, like you, I thought it was awesome that Lucy finally put G in her place!

    Villette Week Six!

    I was annoyed with Lucy when she didn't give him his gift right away, too. He was ridiculous for making a big deal out of it in front of everybody, though. I guess they like to provoke each other. But I'm coming to like M. Paul more and more. If he and Lucy ever really talk, I think it could be great!

    Nice post!

  3. If I can be rational enough (we've read 70% of the book so far and Dr. John is out of the scene), when talking about romance M Paul seems to be the one. However, like Alex, I can't care for him so far!
    But maybe Lucy is just playing with us ;)


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