Finished reading Great Expectations

I finally finished reading one of Charles Dickens’ masterpieces, Great Expectations. I loved Volume 1 (Pip’s childhood) — Dickens’ humor is prevalent, and Pip is a lovable character. I have to admit, I got bogged down in Volume 2. The pace felt slow to me, and I hated the progression of Pip’s character. Volume 3 was an excellent finish though! Lots of threads (which I didn’t even realize had been left dangling) were all collected together, and Pip was redeemed.

This is a great book, although I thought Our Mutual Friend was even better. If you haven’t read either of these books, they’re almost surely available from your local library. I know the Sacramento Library has copies of both books. Check them out and enjoy!

About Jim Vanderveen

I'm a bit of a Renaissance man, with far too many hobbies for my free time! But more important than any hobby is my family. My proudest accomplishment has been raising some great kids! And somehow convincing my wife to put up with me since 1988. ;)
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