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The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
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really liked it

I failed to finish The Old Curiosity Shop when I was twelve, putting me off Dickens for a couple years. I tried it again this year, and loved it. Not 5 stars, but close.
I'm a big fan of chunky books with endless descriptions and characters, numerous plots, etc. If it doesn't possess these qualities, it rarely keeps my attention. The Old Curiosity Shop does have these details, and it is simply perfect for your favorite chair, cold months, and hot drink.
The story is interesting, and savory. It takes a while to move along at times, with many characters and incidents, yet all these are pulled together in the end and you'll see that they all have a reason.
However, I wouldn't recommend this work as your first Dickens read. It is quite hefty, and I needed Oliver Twist and A Tale of Two Cities to get me into practice first.

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