I finished reading Bleak House the other day. I only liked it so-so, which isn't good for a 900 page novel. The characters were a little too smooth, and not quirky enough for me. Plus the story arc really didn't finish in a very interesting way.
Still, I continue with my project to read all of Dickens' novels.
So far, I've read the grey ones:
- Dombey and Son (1.95)
- David Copperfield (1.91)
- Bleak House (1.91)
- Nicholas Nickleby (1.86)
- Martin Chuzzlewit (1.85)
- Little Dorrit (1.85)
- Our Mutual Friends (1.83)
- Pickwick Papers (1.72)
- Barnaby Rudge (1.41)
- The Old Curiosity Shop (1.19)
- Great Expectations (1.01)
- Oliver Twist (0.91)
- A Tale of Two Cities (0.78)
- Hard Times (0.58)
The numbers are proportional to the length of the book (they should be
approximately the number of characters in the novel, in millions).
What to read next? I'm thinking perhaps Nicholas Nickleby, since a lot of people like it a lot. I'm saving A Tale of Two Cities for last since it's the shortest. I know I have a copy of Our Mutual Friend, so that might be a good one. In any case, I'm not going to start until I've read a few other things on my "to read" list.