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Great read , spoilt with pages of over descriptive prose.
on 8 March 2017
This is only the second Dickins book I have read, (Great Expectations being the first) I found it a heavy read. A great story there is no doubt, but I found pages of his descriptive prose a bit too much, before he then carried on with the storyline. The whole narration just did not flow as well as Great Expectations which I found a much easier read.
Maybe it is a period thing with the overly descriptive pages, it just holds the flow of the book back in my opinion.
A surprise in the end paragraph of the book, I now know the source of a well known quote!
All this does not put me off reading another Dickins though, next David Copperfield!