Great Expectations - The Review
It's a hard read. I could pretend that it wasn't, but there were points at which I did want to set it aside. I did not expect this book to be filled with so many plot twists. Those seemed to happen in the last third of the book as Dickens started tying all the ends together. I understand there are two endings to the book, the edition I read has the second ending. It would be easy to blame the difficulty of reading this book on the time frame it was written, but I'm also reading Jane Austen, written even earlier, and I find her novels far more readable and easier to follow.
Wish I could say that I enjoyed the book, wish I could recommend that YOU read it...........but I can't. There is satisfaction in the completion, as if it had really been assigned to me.............but it was not an enjoyable read. However, cultural literacy is important to me and I've known I should read at least one Dickens book. Perhaps I should have started with A Christmas Carol.