ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:Roland Deschain wrote:what's wrong with Dickens?
His stuff was written for serial publication, and he was paid by the word. The result was that he would draw stuff out forever, never get to the point of a sentence, paragraph, chapter, or story. The first sentence of "Two Cities" runs on for a page and a bloody half. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was happy, it was sad; people were tall, people were short; the sun came up, the sun went down, the tide went in, the tide went out, and no one can explain that ..... GET TO THE BLOODY POINT ALREADY!!!! And that's one of his least offensive works. I couldn't manage to choke my way through Great Expectations, and I have a few others of his works that I can't bring myself to even try. Overrated rubbish, IMO.