Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Ain't That The Dickens!











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Charles Dickens' book, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, was mentioned in the audio book I just finished. That's all it took for me to pull my copy off the bookshelf. It's time to treat myself to one of this infamous writer's timeless creations; too many years have gone by since I sat with this novel open in my hands.
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Although a somber looking gentleman, Charles Dickens writes in a manner which makes me laugh, cry and constantly marvel at his astonishing writing talent.
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I've included a couple of paragraphs which exemplify his writing style.

6 comments:

Jana said...

I haven't read Dickens in too many years, but his work is so amazing. What a wonderful mind he must have had.
I'm in the car more than two hours every day in my commute to and from work and I've listened to a ton of audio books. I'll have to see what my library has in way of Dickens on CD.
Thanks for the reminder.

sarahowens said...

One of my all time favorites for sure. Enjoy the ride dear!

And yes, I'm with ya, I can't stand the heat! Blech!! Toooooooo hot for me. But, feel free to remind me of this week in January :)

Love,
Sarie

Shaddy said...

JANA: Wouldn't it be wonderful to have his mind? His descriptions are out of this world.

Enjoy listening to Dickens as you drive. I'll be looking for CDs of his at our library as well.

SARIE: Another Dickens fan, yay!! Every time I sit and read Great Expectations, I find myself chuckling out loud frequently. That's not something I find myself doing with other books.

You're right. In January, I'll wonder how I could have been whining about warmth!

K.M. Weiland said...

I read all of Dickens a few years ago and enjoyed every minute of it. Dombey & Son, Pickwick Papers, and Bleak House are my favorites. If you've read Little Dorrit, I highly recommend the BBC miniseries that came out a few years ago.

darksculptures said...

What a treat! I just love your collection. Every time I see one of them with their beautiful rich leather binding and the trance inducing gold lettering, my book loving heart melts!

Shaddy said...

K.M.: Dickens is a wizard with words; there's no doubt about that.

DARKSCULPTURES: Holding my copy of Great Expectations as I enjoy Dickens' novel definitely enhances my reading experience. But then, we're old fashioned, aren't we.