The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
"I have tried reading Dickens...." was what I would say to people who had read Dickens. I had started a few of Dickens' works a number of times and always found myself irritated by the over flowery beginnings. Definitely paid by the word, I thought, yawn. Then I read Nicholas Nickleby, one of my firend's favourite books. I have absolutely loved the humour and honesty regarding human frailty, in all senses of the word. The plot was a predictable heaven, especially if you like your plot with no loose ends and a satisfactory ending. Amazingly enjoyable. I'm not wholly sure nearly 200 years has elapsed since it was written because it all seems so familiar.<br/>Happy reading.<br/>This book has entered my top 10! Along with an ecelectic mix of others from "Perfume" by Patrick Suskind to "Stardust" & "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman.