Friday, 11 November 2011

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

First book I read on my Kindle! The link above is to a free Kindle edition. I've read lots of classics over the years but very little Dickens. This was one I felt I should read. It's a great story, of love and loyalty, but I must admit I skim-read some of the longer descriptive passages to get back to the action. I didn't really get on with Dickens' style, though I loved the occasional flashes of humour and the characters are very strongly drawn. It's not the Victorian-ness of Dickens - I'm a huge fan of his contemporary, Wilkie Collins.

Anyway, have read it now and on the whole enjoyed it.

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