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Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
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Jan 13, 12

bookshelves: fiction, classics, adult

This is, by far, my favorite work by Dickens. His last fully completed novel, it is the epitome of all of his signature styles. The characters are rich and varied, the plotline complex, and the themes universal. Dickens speaks mainly on the corruptive purposes of money, but with his dearth of description and literary texture, it is so much more than that. The likeable characters warm your heart, the scalawags infuriate you. The morals seem fresh and applicable. I read this book because a favorite television show of mine featured it in a storyline, but they never gave away the plot -- it was enshrouded by mystery. My need to discover this mystery gave me a reading experience I am profoundly grateful for, and I will always recommend this book. -Karen H.-
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