View Full Version : Charles Dickens

The Hound
02-13-2009, 01:09 AM
my father has an incredible amount of novels he's acquired over the years and he has a lot of charles dickens ... i've never read a charles dickens novel myself so last night i decided i would, so i started with one i knew a little about which is "A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings" ... so i've finished the first chapter and i just put it down for a bit and i like it so far ...

obviously i know all about Ebeneezer Scrooge and i've seen the movie on the book so this isn't foreing to me

any fans of Charles Dickens?

what's peoples favourite Dickens novel?

anybody dislike him and his writings for whatever reason?

02-14-2009, 07:47 AM
Charles Dickens cool writers.

02-14-2009, 11:06 AM
Tale of Two Cities was an excellent book, I really liked Oliver Twist too.

02-15-2009, 08:56 PM
Dickens is the shit, yo.

My fave that I've read so far is Great Expectations. I own a whole bunch of his novels, but have only made my way through a few of them thus far. I plan to tackle another one soon. I love the language employed during the period he penned his tales. I wish people still talked like that.

The Hound
02-17-2009, 11:50 AM
about to start David Copperfield ... a christmas carol was dope

BAH! HAMBUG! ... love it

all those years as a youth i spent playing mega drive and football at the park and i could have been reading haha, oh well

02-17-2009, 04:58 PM
i own a few just started reading Tale of Two Cities

also own david copperfield...havnt read yet

02-17-2009, 06:08 PM
Copperfield is a good one. You should enjoy that. There's a hilarious fight scene in it.

Tale of Two Cities is a great story, but I like his use of humour, which is not present in that particular tale.