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“Not exactly fond of it as it's the only book to ever send me to sleep, but it's...interesting.”see full review » see other reviews »
“I've read it twice and I will read it again.
Set in industrial Coketown in the 19th century, Dickens satirically describes different types of people represented by a handful of characters from working class (poor, devoid of rights), middle class (head-focused and fact based) and the independent circus artists (heart-governed). Schemes, lies, hardships and social rises and downfalls are depicted in an entertaining, clever and light way, illustrated by Dickens' talent for drawing literary sketches of people.
Even though set in a defined space of time, this piece of work appears very modern in its views and is rendered timeless by the never changing characteristics of people.”
“Very dickens with interesting Characters, but the most difficult read and least interesting of those I have read”Tim Davison wrote this review Thursday, June 28, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'm not sure I'll finish this. Perhaps I'm not grabbed by it because the political & philosophical views illustrate my own -- that is, I already despise Gradgrind & Bounderby & their kind, and understand & sympathize with the downtrodden. I certainly recommend it, though.”BethOrMary B wrote this review Thursday, March 22, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No