Daily Archives: April 27, 2013

22% done with Oliver Twist

Oliver reminds me of kid Anakin Skywalker in the terrible Star Wars prequels – a kid who has no control over the events around him and thus making it impossible for the reader to feel any dramatic tension. We’re really just going from set piece to set piece where Oliver is mistreated and can’t do anything about it.

It’s boring. Dickens is a smart guy but not a very good writer, at least not in this novel.