At last I can mark Great Expectations OFF my list!! I have completed it!
And I have to admit, it wasn’t quite what I expected (no pun intended!). I’m not totally sure whether I can say I enjoyed it…more that I enjoyed parts of it. And I am greatly enjoying the discussion we are having about it at the MYoRD Blog.
I had several problems with it though. I never really warmed up to Pip. I came close to it at the end, when the little chit wised up a little bit. And while I liked our…what to call her, she wasn’t exactly a villian…well, I liked Estella, sort of, I felt she wasn’t a part of the story nearly enough. I did enjoy the heck out of Miss Havisham though. I really did not care for the way Dickens portrayed women at all. Was there one good woman? Besides Biddy? And, of course, dear ole Joe. I liked Joe.
All in all, I am glad I read it and, while it may take awhile, I will eventually read Dickens again.