Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Finished 'Bleak House'

I finished reading Bleak House, by Charles Dickens.

I am rather glad to have finished it. It was very long and tedious. However, it did have some fascinating characters. Charles Dickens genius was in creating very interesting characters to populate his stories.

I was surprised that the ending was so happy. I thought it would end rather more miserably. I suppose after sucha long book, one deserves a happy ending.

9 comments:

The IBEX Scribe said...

Some Dickens characters are downright creepy. I have had trouble reading Dickens in the past, as he was a little bit too bleak for me. I prefer to turn to Thomas Hardy when I need a little bit of depression to balance out my life. (The film adaptation of The Mayor of Casterbridge is a great example - I cry my way through the entire thing!)

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Of Hardy, I have only read 'Far from the Madding Crowd', which was good.

Dickens can be creepy, but he is often very funny.

God Bless

Matthew

The IBEX Scribe said...

Yes, Far from the Madding Crowd is one of Hardy's better books, I thought. I do enjoy his work despite my usual intolerance toward more "depressing" literature. Perhaps someday I'll give Dickens another chance.

Rose~ said...

What will you read next?

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

'To Kill a Mocking Bird', of course.

Rose~ said...

:~)

Redeemed said...

That's great Matthew.

Oh, To Kill a Mocking Bird is one of my favorite books! You will enjoy it.

The IBEX Scribe said...

I read TKAM my first year of high school, almost 11 years ago now. Atticus Finch. That's about all I remember of it - how sad.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I do not know whether or not I will enjoy the book. Have to see.