Daily Archives: April 30, 2013

48% done with Oliver Twist

Now that there are actually some stakes for the drama to flow from, the novel is getting at least interesting.

The robbery was well described and the nature of this being a serial replete with cliffhanger endings makes the story move along with a purpose now.

I’m still not sure why Dickens didn’t leave England; he paints it as bleak, dirty and full of useless, unfeeling bums. Not very realistic.