Most helpful critical review
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 9 November 2010
I studies 'Hard Times' for my English A Level and I have to admit, I hated it. I didn't enjoy reading it at all, and I found it very difficult to engage with. Thankfully, this book explained a lot of the things I didn't understand, and I ended up with an A*. I don't know how much of it was due to buying this book, but I'm sure it contributed!
I recommend it if you're having a hard time (no pun intended) getting to grips with the novel itself; it really will help you. The only criticism I have is that it wasn't very in-depth, but in a way that was a good thing as it encouraged me to read the novel and focus on it more.
Not quite a necessity for anyone studying Hard Times, but certainly helpful.