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Great Expectations
3.75
it was amazing
I see more in this book each time I read it. Class distinctions, friendships, character development, sin, repentance, forgiveness, redemption--all are ...more
Jul 04, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
 
Bleak House
4.00
it was amazing
"Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven." Like Miss Flit ...more
Mar 08, 2016
Jun 18, 2009
 
Barnaby Rudge
3.79
it was amazing
When a witless young man and his witty pet raven get swept into the furor of the Gordon "no-Popery" riots in the London of 1780, you can be sure you'r ...more
Jan 23, 2016
May 29, 2009
 
A Tale of Two Cities
3.82
it was amazing
A finely honed masterpiece! I love Dickens' novels, but I do not usually expect them to be as pristine and disciplined and poetic as this novel of red ...more
Apr 05, 2016
Apr 23, 2009
 
David Copperfield
3.97
it was amazing
2012:
"I Am Born." it's my birthday-- a great day to start reading David Copperfield again.

Now that I'm finished I can only say that it gets better wi
...more
Oct 2012
May 29, 2012
 
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
3.66
really liked it
I didn't finish reading this book because Dickens didn't finish writing it. (He died instead, thus creating a real mystery.) As Chesterton wrote, "And ...more
Jul 10, 2015
Jun 09, 2009
 
Hard Times
3.51
it was amazing
Well done, Mr. Dickens! This novel is as scathing an indictment of materialism as anything I have ever read, and in sentences as measured and poetic a ...more
Mar 15, 2016
May 23, 2009
 
Little Dorrit
3.97
really liked it
This is a complicated book. A few things didn't ring quite true to me, but it was an enjoyable read.
Apr 03, 2016
Mar 31, 2009
 
The Old Curiosity Shop
3.76
really liked it
2009: My goal is to read all of Dickens's novels (he wrote 15) in 2009-2010. Some I have read before, but I plan to read them all again. This is my fo ...more
Apr 10, 2009
Apr 12, 2009
 
Martin Chuzzlewit
3.83
it was amazing
Dickens's sixth novel gets off to a lumbering start, stalls in the middle, but ends in a flurry of excitement reminiscent of Shakespeare (Macbeth), Po ...more
Sep 30, 2011
Nov 05, 2009
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