Top positive review
5 November 2014
I had started this book, got about a third of the way through and then put it down again in order to read a book reserved from the library. When eventually I was able to continue with it, it was like a breath of fresh air once again. Dickens has such a charming, attractive, imaginative style, it is really quite enriching to read his work.
One might almost describe it as therapeutic. He is a remarkable author. I am glad I ordered a whole pile of his books in order to benefit from the free postage (over £10). The work takes the form of a kind of romp with no real plot to speak of, any continuity being provided by an accumulating assemblage of characters on the way. It is a fairly long book and I admit I did waver at times particularly in the later stages and it may suffer a little from the serialisation to novel conversion conundrum. The Wordsworth Classics are pretty good in the print quality department and are very good value.