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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Great Expectations


 Great Expectations by Charles Dickens should be called Mediocre Expectations.  Because that's what I thought by the end.  I wanted to love this book, I really did, and I found myself trying reallyreallyreally hard to get into it.  
Then I told a co-worker that I was reading it.  And he, Lucas, said to me, "People think that just because it's a classic they have to like it.  I hated that book."  And it gave me the freedom to say that I, too, did not enjoy the book.
I thought the first section was interesting and developed.  Then I got lost during the second part and gave up on the third.  I appreciate the effort, Mr. Dickens.  I really do.

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