maxi

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Its really funny. its also got quite a few stories within the story told by various characters, like in don quixote. pickwick papers is basically an english don quixote in various ways, intentionally. And most of those mini stories are quite bleak and grim in a way that contrasts with the main story
 

Benny B

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No, not since the 19th century, but I'm going to. I smashed book 1 and going onto book 2 now, it's great.
 

Benny B

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Maxi makes it sound good. I never got round to finishing don quijote, read about 300 pages before I got distracted, but I was absolutely loving it
 

Benny B

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I was loving tristram shandy too, with all the mad digressions, but only managed about 100 pages before I get derailed by something else.

Pickwick Papers isn't all that long is it?
 

IdleRich

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Ha! We tried the book club. It wasn’t super successful. I remember really enjoying the Austerlitz read together but then they chose a truly awful book which was utterly unreadable. @IdleRich was always really good at posting in the book club.

But I do think reading Dickens is generally a good thing. I’ve read Great Expectations more times than almost any book I haven’t had to teach. I am torn between another re-read of it or a re-read of Pickwick.

Thank you, i guess I am a joiner-upper.
I haven't been on the board much lately, but if you do settle on a book and actually do this then I will try and get involved.

In disagreeing with Jenks after the generous statement above I feel almost as though I am stabbing him in the back, but personally i think if we read a book together then it's better to choose from that none of us has read... certainly there is limited value in something one of us has read countless times.
 

jenks

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Thank you, i guess I am a joiner-upper.
I haven't been on the board much lately, but if you do settle on a book and actually do this then I will try and get involved.

In disagreeing with Jenks after the generous statement above I feel almost as though I am stabbing him in the back, but personally i think if we read a book together then it's better to choose from that none of us has read... certainly there is limited value in something one of us has read countless times.
Yeah
I am happy to read a new book - just that this was posted originally in the Dickens thread and i certainly don't want to run anything - i have enough difficulty sorting out 25 Y11 kids to actually do anything i tell them.
 
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