March 18th, 2013

Dead Dog Cat


Another graphic novel (catching up, don't you know) finished before we headed out to the play was Star Trek 4, which included a good piece on red shirts. This material remains a pretty good read.

Book #10: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Number of pages: 972

Absolutely nothing to do with the magician of the same name, David Copperfield charts the life story of its protagonist, following him from childhood to adulthood.

The story is told in the first person, and first of all talks about David's relationship with Peggotty and the death of his mother, and after he grows into an adult, he goes out into the world to seek his fortune. Typically of Dickens, there are a lot of characters to keep track on, and this has some very memorable ones, particularly Mr. Micawber and Uriah Heep ("I'm so 'umble").

The book has many moments that are very cheerful, but also a lot of sad ones too, mostly involving characters dying (and this seems to happen quite often), and although at times it seemed a bit too long-winded, I found it compelling throughout. Thankfully, there was also a happy ending.

This is quite a long book, but most of it is easy to follow, so I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys Dickens.

Next book: Witches Abroad (Terry Pratchett)