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The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
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Jul 02, 2011

it was ok
Read from March 28 to July 31, 2011

I am quite worried by this insipid-looking woman on the cover...

So far my favourite character is Whiskers the pony. I'm not sure if that bodes well.

I confess: I abandoned Little Nell. In a drawer, in a B&B in Tobermory. I did however finish the book, after lugging it about since March. I'm afraid my initial reservations were confirmed: Nell was insipid, and Whiskers the pony was ace. Especially as it is reported that his final act was to kick his doctor in his last illness. The doctor is never introduced, but there are many other characters in this book that could do with a good kicking.
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04/13/2011 "The book is now covered in jam after a lunch-related accident.."

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Carolyn Whiskers is great. Nell, not so much.

message 2: by Craig (new) - added it

Craig I think this is my favorite review evere.

message 3: by Jeremy (new)

Jeremy Hurd-McKenney I wish I had read your very succinct review ten years ago, and saved myself 700 pages.

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