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Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
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Jun 11, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: 2001, classic
Read in August, 2001

Although this story is technically flawed (most of the last 1/3 of it seems disjointed and isn't of the same quality as the rest of the novel) the good parts of it are still so humorous and enjoyable, I was happy to overlook the parts which weren't up to snuff. Again, if you listen to the book, you will really be able to pick up on Dickens' subtle sense of humor which comes out at some of his best in Martin Chuzzlewitt. His humor is always dry and sly and he slips something funny in when you least expect it. You have to be really listening--it will be in the name of a character, the way someone answers or even in the narration. All of Dicken's characters names mean something--it's a literary motif he uses to perfection.

A good comedy about greed and hypocrisy! Has two of his best and most memorable characters: Pecksniff and Mrs. Gamp.

Started: 25 June 2001
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Bear WELL, then, We continue with the Dickens theme. Seems we have seen this one... which is good, given the number of books I have failed to read!


booklady Yes, we watched it too. The movie actually did a fair job of depicting the book...


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