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by Charles Dickens
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Linda78 rated it 5 months ago
"You have been the last dream of my soul." And this has been the end of my tether. I've run out of can for this book. Third time was not a charm. When Dickens actually bothers to write characters living a story, the writing is tolerable. But then he goes into these long allegorical chapters that...
Amber's Thoughts
Amber's Thoughts rated it 9 months ago
I read A Tale of Two Cities in high school and remembered only a few major characters, the setting, and of course, the knitting. Rereading it after decades of immersion in more recent fiction, I was intrigued by things I never questioned or noticed as a high school junior. The omniscient narrator ...
Karen's books
Karen's books rated it 1 year ago
It's true, and I hate to say that I didn't like it, because I am a Dickens fan through and through. But this was a tough one for me, probably because I never connected with any of the characters enough to really care about them. Miss Pross was my favorite -- she actually DID something worth rootin...
Aren's Library
Aren's Library rated it 2 years ago
Not my favorite by Dickens, but still a good novel.
YouKneeK rated it 2 years ago
Ramblings about the Book People who follow me may have seen me mention my intent to fit one non-SF&F classic per quarter into my heavily SF&F-based reading diet. A Tale of Two Cities was my classic reading selection for the second quarter. Last time, I chose an author and book that was completely ...
Tannat rated it 2 years ago
Narrated by Simon Vance If I were just rating this book based on high school memory, it would probably be four or five stars, but I found that this audio version didn’t always hold my attention. I’ll have to reread it in print at some point or maybe just re-listen to the audiobook because I rememb...
danae rated it 2 years ago
Books that require more thought while reading because of archaic language are at a bit of a disadvantage. They have to be more interesting than a more modern book in order to make me want to spend additional time and use additional brain cells on the book in question. Unfortunately, this one did not...
Quite the Wondering Selection
Quite the Wondering Selection rated it 3 years ago
Best of the Dickens books. Liked the twists at the end.
Nostalgia Reader
Nostalgia Reader rated it 3 years ago
Part of the Back to the Classics Challenge 2016, hosted by Books & Chocolate, for Category #1: 19th Century Classic. I am amazingly glad that I did not have to read any Dickens for school, because that would have turned me off from classics in a millisecond. Fortunately, buddy reading this with a ...
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it 3 years ago
It was the best of a far, far, FAR better thing that I do, than I have ever done.I know that’s lame, but I’m out of ideas for an opening paragraph.This is my second reading of A Tale of Two Cities and I doubt it will be my last. A lot of people who habitually read for pleasure probably would not con...
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