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Jack Maggs by Peter Carey
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Jan 26, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: historical-fiction, 1001-books
Read from January 28 to February 01, 2012

An interesting rework of the basic plot of Great Expectations. Halfway through the book I started to realize that the two stories had many similarities, then it all started to come together further forging the links between them. I enjoyed the Dickensian tone of the book and the way that the author developed the characters. Also, I liked the ending for Jack Maggs in this story versus that for Magwitch in Great Expectations.

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