Sunday, February 26, 2012

#9 A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two CitiesA Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Tale of Two Cities has attracted copious amounts of both praise and criticism. Both are undoubtedly well deserved. Yes, Dickens sets up a clockwork universe from page one calculated to bring all of its parts together in a neat package in the end, but if you are expecting something else from Dickens you're setting yourself up for disappointment.

I really enjoyed the history. Dickens does a good job of being equally critical of the pre-revolution French aristocracy and the post-revolution Reign of Terror.

Highly recommended. A fun read and a good message, even if you see it coming from miles away.

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