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Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
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Nov 21, 12

bookshelves: 19th-century
Read from July 14 to November 21, 2012

I enjoyed reading this one. Not sure why as it's a bit disjointed. Martin Chuzzlewit is not well known. In fact I knew nothing about this story until I started reading it last week, which gave me the advantage of reading it with fresh eyes. Not Dickens best work. But there are passages of sheer genius, along with few pages I skimmed over with boredom. But Dickens writes with heart - wanting to expose hypocrisy and reward integrity. We could do with Dickens writing about our present day society, and shining the spotlight of his pen on the people in charge of our country. Dickens cleverly exposes how selfishness worms it's way into people's heart and those who deny this trait the most are the ones most filled with it. Plus I love Dickens' witty sarcasm - the way he writes something but the careful reader know he means the opposite.
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