A novel in which the author uses the story of Tristram Shandy, a country gentleman, as a backdrop for digressions mocking the foibles of human nature.A novel in which the author uses the story of Tristram Shandy, a country gentleman, as a backdrop for digressions mocking the foibles of human nature.Read Less
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This is a confusing book. Chapters are actually blacked out. The comedy is just plain weird. The narrator keeps getting distracted and the story goes nowhere. This massive book only lets the reader in on Tristram's childhood. Some people think its funny, but the book is boring.
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