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What an Absolute Treat to Read
on 11 November 2012
My first foray into the works of Charles Dickens was his first, 'The Pickwick Papers' and what an absolute delight that was to read. Following on chronologically, 'Oliver Twist' came next and the only reference I had ever had was the famous musical from the 60's - not my cup of tea so I never really watched it. I was however determined to take a chance with the book and started reading. Within the space of that first chapter I was enthralled, appalled and horrified and totally absorbed into what the story detailed. This was/is no, 'soppy musical', in fact it would translate brilliantly into a modern serious film rated 15 or even 18!
Did people really live and do stuff like that?
I think there was a point where I'd figured out what the outcome might be but even then there were a couple of elements that surprised me before I got to the end. Just brilliant
Yes I know CD's writing might be a little difficult to keep up with for some but for me it is a joy!