November 12th, 2008

Great Expectations

We did Great Expectations at book club. I'm not the biggest Dickens fan in the world. I think it's that his characters don't excite me, as a rule. But I really enjoyed this book... against expectations you might say.

Most people in the group seemed to think the love story was weak, but I thought it was at the core of the story and lent it a lot of power, despite being an inexplicable obsession - chemistry, smittenness, whatever.

It was an odd bond, to be sure.
But sometimes those endure.