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message 1: by Hamed (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:50AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Hamed it`s just perfect...


Aidyn i agree.


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Mitch White I would love to read this, but I cannot get past the first couple of chapters. Got any encouraging words to give me? I mean, I love Dickens and I know this is a great story...


message 4: by [deleted user] (last edited Jun 12, 2012 09:08AM) (new)

Mitch wrote: "I would love to read this, but I cannot get past the first couple of chapters. Got any encouraging words to give me? I mean, I love Dickens and I know this is a great story..."

Just stick with it! And when you pick up the book, don't think "oh, great, let me try to continue this BORING story..." Try to get into it, will yourself to like it. I also thought that the beginning was a bit hard to get into, if it's any help - and I love this book. The farther you go, the more you realize how good it is.


message 5: by Lea (new) - rated it 5 stars

Lea ^I second Toria's stance on this book. :)


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Mitch White Toria wrote: "Mitch wrote: "I would love to read this, but I cannot get past the first couple of chapters. Got any encouraging words to give me? I mean, I love Dickens and I know this is a great story..."
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Thank you, Toria. I have just downloaded a free copy of the Barnes & Noble Classic version onto my new Nook. I will begin it this upcoming weekend! Your words have encouraged me!



Feliks Perhaps its the device you choose to read the book on which foments an air of 'everything should be convenient and easy'. I mean, you've got one of the most esteemed works of western civilization ported to you on a gee-whiz thingamajog which not only does books; but internet; games; photo albums; etc. Right? Or is that in the next edition of Nook, I forget. Anyway what I'm saying is, try it in the traditional format (paper). Maybe it will give you a fuller sense of the magical thing you are doing--reading the words of Charles Dickens written in 1859, probably written with an inkwell and nib pen.


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Melissa Mitch wrote: "I would love to read this, but I cannot get past the first couple of chapters. Got any encouraging words to give me? I mean, I love Dickens and I know this is a great story..."

Just read it. Parts of it are kind of slow, but the last hundred pages (or so) make up for it :)


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Mitch wrote: "I would love to read this, but I cannot get past the first couple of chapters. Got any encouraging words to give me? I mean, I love Dickens and I know this is a great story..."

Dickens can be tough to read, but it's also rewarding. I find I like to read large portions of Dickens' books at a time. Usually the story has multiple layers and a lot of characters, so it's easy for me to forget some things if I don't read fast enough. And if this isn't helpful, just remember where there's a will, there's a way!

Happy reading!


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