A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens


Title: A Tale of Two Cities
Author: Charles Dickens
Series: Word Cloud Classics
Rating Out of 5: 2.5 (Readable, but not worth reading again)
My Bookshelves: Classics
Pace: Slow
Format: Novel
Year: 1859


I love the writing g of Charles Dickens. And I’ve always loved that even though now he is considered a “classic”, at the time he was writing, it was seen as “pop culture” with all of the connotations that implies. But I digress, as with the other pieces I’ve read by Dickens, I loved the writing of this, there is something very accessible about the flow of words and the lyrically of the prose.

Having said all of that, I did struggle to get into the storyline of this a little bit. This is most definitely not my favourite Dickens story. Maybe it has something to do with the politics of the storyline, it was set in the French revolution, and almost everything about that timeline has never really interested me. Which made it hard to really be interested in this story.

As much as I wanted to love this novel, I just didn’t. For the aforementioned reasons. But it’s definitely a book that I will reread in the future. After all, it was the best of times (see what I did there).

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