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Store forventninger by Charles Dickens
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It is one of those books which I didn't really feel that I could get under its skin, but I am not sure if it is the books fault, or if it is the circumstances. I kept getting interrupted all the timer and it is a long book, which needs you to read every little sentence to fully get the story.

What I liked was that Dickens let Pip, the main character, have a lot of flaws. This is something that easily annoys me, but it worked for me in Great Expectations. And I just loved Miss Havisham. She was just so messed up in every way. Her story tells us what the worst case scenario can be if we really let us selves dive deep into our sorrows and self pity. I am also in a mood were I don’t need a lot of happy ending. It is okay to read about things that go wrong. Sometimes this would feel wrong, because my reading is very much affected by my emotions and current state of mind. And right now, Great Expectations was the right book for me.

I finally got around to read this book again, and this time I really loved the language! It was such a different experience, and I might even read it once more in a couple of years, so that I can enjoy and experience even more of the story!

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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
July 5, 2010 – Shelved
October 8, 2010 – Shelved as: read-in-2010
February 26, 2011 – Shelved as: published-between-1800-1899
February 26, 2011 – Shelved as: 1001-books-you-must-read-before-you
February 26, 2011 – Shelved as: verdensbiblioteket
December 28, 2011 – Shelved as: made-into-a-movie
December 28, 2011 – Shelved as: written-in-norwegian
January 5, 2012 – Shelved as: english-authors
January 5, 2012 – Shelved as: charles-dickens
January 10, 2012 – Started Reading
January 11, 2012 – Shelved as: reading-once-more
January 11, 2012 –
0.0% "I wonder how it will feel to start reading this book again..."
January 16, 2012 –
71.0% "I love Dickens much more when I read this book for the second time!"
January 30, 2012 – Shelved as: read-in-2012
January 30, 2012 – Shelved as: reading-circle
January 30, 2012 – Finished Reading

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