Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Weekly Book Club: Part III
This week's book is my all time favorite Dickens novel, Hard Times. I thought Great Expectations was awesome but this book beat it by far.
Summary: Unlike Dickens' other novels, Hard Times does not take place in London. The story revolves around a milling Victorian town in England and the people who live and work there. In classic Dickens form it explores the lives of the haves versus the have-nots and the immense divide between them.
Likes: The incredible writing and stellar character development. I feel in love with half of them and despised the other half.
Dislikes: Two page paragraphs.
In summary: Read it! Especially as the world gets more chaotic you'll kind of realize its always been that way.
Previous Book Club Posts:
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman
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