They don't call it a classic for nothing! I loved this book. At 880 pages and just because of the style of writing it took me over a month to read, and I had to have the dictionary with me the whole time. That Mr. Macawber - Wow! What a vocabulary. Most of the characters were sweet and endearing and I was genuinely hoping the best for them. There were parts where I wondered where it was all going. There is sooooo much to this book, so many characters and quite a bit going on with each one. But it all tied together in the end and I was so happy. I hate it when a book doesn't wrap up well. There wasn't a single loose end at the end of this book. Even characters that seemed - not even secondary explains it - inconsequential, had closure. Not all of the characters we good - of course there were villains - and Charles Dickens writes the best villains. The Murdstones made me ill and Uriah Heep made my skin crawl. Even just typing his name gave me the creeps.
Without giving any thing about the plot away I just wanted to mention the main theme. The Undisciplined Heart. Interesting. I am one of the most undisciplined people I know…. Something to think about.
I've only read two other books by Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities which was excellent, despite the fact that it took me a whole summer to read. And I read A Christmas Carol in 8th grade, but I don’t remember it. Obviously I know the story, I just don’t recall how I liked the book, or if I even liked it.
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