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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
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Feb 04, 2008

did not like it
Read in August, 2006

** spoiler alert ** Stuffy, dry and full of useless adjective-ridden garbage. Characters would be hard to identify with even if I was born in the time period. If you are thinking that I am not intellectually advanced enough to appreciate this fine art, then you are a follower. Try to think for yourself sometimes. Bye-bye.
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CheshRCat Okay--so I'm not going to be really rude here, because I get that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and I will concede this book gets a little dry and wordy in places. What bugged me about your review was the last few sentences. Because probably just as many people say "This book is boring as stink" as say "This book is amazing." So one could argue that you are just as much of a follower. Just because a bunch of people have the same opinion, it doesn't necessarily make them all followers. (Though some of them undoubtedly are).
I can honestly say, having read the book (not for any english class) that I enjoyed it a great deal, and thought it had lots of great characters, but yes, could have been an awful lot shorter. And no, I was not pressured into this opinion by anyone. If I hate a book I have no qualms about saying it.

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