Silvana's Reviews > Great Expectations

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Dec 06, 2007

liked it
bookshelves: classics, used-to-own, lovey-dovey
Read in March, 2008

I'd prefer this than David Copperfield and Nicholas Nickleby. Not only because it's more concise and to-the-point, the story is rather unique. I remember when I first read it in my early college years, I'm already captivated with the devotion of Pip to Estella. Unfortunately, as usual, Dickens seems to be unable to free himself from the tendency to make coincidental plots. Anyway, the ending is superb. This is so far my favorite Dickens book other than The Christmas Carol.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Great Expectations.
Sign In »

Comments (showing 1-3 of 3) (3 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Ayu (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ayu Palar I wonder why Pip can be so much in love with Estella? Estella is cold and cruel to him T____T

Have you watched the miniseries with Ioan Gruffud as Pip? I like that more than the Ethan Hawke's version.

message 2: by Silvana (last edited Jun 24, 2009 08:01PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Silvana Pip was a sado-masochist when it comes to relationships. And he did not socialize much either. Estella had made a big impression with her beauty, arrogance and aloofness. And she was indeed trained to break men's heart since little.

No, haven't watched Ioan Gruffud's version.
Ethan Hawke's version was a lousy soft porn.

message 3: by Ayu (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ayu Palar Haha I like that Pip being a sado-masochist. Everytime Estella being cruel to him, he falls in love with her more. But that's love, hard to explain.

back to top