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Author:  GKC [ Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:16 pm ]
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gherkin wrote:
Dickens does that kind of thing in various places. Man, can he ever draw a creepy character.



Wemmick (remember, I looked this up, I barely remember English class in high school) is said to a splti personalty, differing in his public and private personas.

Author:  p.falk [ Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:57 am ]
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I'm starting to really like this book... conversely, I'm starting to wanting to punch Pip in the face.

Author:  GKC [ Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:43 am ]
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p.falk wrote:
I'm starting to really like this book... conversely, I'm starting to wanting to punch Pip in the face.


You're getting it.

Author:  gherkin [ Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:01 am ]
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p.falk wrote:
I'm starting to really like this book... conversely, I'm starting to wanting to punch Pip in the face.

:laughhard

Author:  p.falk [ Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:07 pm ]
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I'm about 3/4ths done with this book and it's greatly enjoyable.
The reveal of Pip's benefactor... how the whole scene was set up (the stormy night, stuck in the house that Pip says feels like being in a lighthouse during a bad storm), all for making it a much better read than I was giving it.

Author:  Riverboat [ Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:20 pm ]
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I reread David Copperfield a year ago. As always, there were some memorable characters - Uriah Heep, Peggoty, Murdstone (what a name!).

The entire chapter 37 makes me loathe that character Dora and her utterly useless mutt, Jip. Was it a Chihuahua? About this point I found myself skimming - skating, really - over sentences, then paragraphs, then entire pages.

I've read a lot of Dickens's novels, but this one won't bother me again.

Author:  TreeBeard [ Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:47 pm ]
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On gherkin's recommendation, I read Great Expectations last year. An excellent story!

“I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.”

“The abhorrence in which I held the man, the dread I had of him, the repugnance with which I shrank from him, could not have been exceeded if he had been some terrible beast.”

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