Reading progress update: I've read 98 out of 386 pages.

The Monk - Christopher MacLachlan, Matthew Gregory Lewis

Ok, so the story of Matilda has finished in the most bizarre way. There have been quite a few scenes so far that would have shocked the readers in 1796, and that are still so weird. 

And yet, that scene with Matilda at the end of Chapter II ... ewwww. 

 

When does something become necrophilia exactly? On second thoughts, no I don't really want to ponder this.

 

 

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By comparison, Raymond's story as told in Chapter III has been entirely boring.