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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
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Feb 08, 2008

it was amazing
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Read in January, 2006

One of the greatest stories I've ever read. Dickens is truly a special author with unprecedented skills. As someone who tires quickly with detail, I found that Dickens's chapters of almost complete, wordy description were absolutely justified. He knew how to present a scene. He knew how to prepare the reader. He is a master. And the story, when it finally unfolds (you need patience), is relatively simple, but noble, truthful, and inspiring. I'm afraid I might have started with Dickens's best work, so I'm hesitant to move on to others so as not to be disappointed. But I sure would love another experience like that, so I think somewhere down the line I'll be picking up another of his work.
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