Aborting Bleak House

51q2f2azsql_sl160_aa115_I tip my hat to those that have read Charles Dickens’ Bleak House. In a moment of hubris I bought it—fully aware of my failure to appreciate Dickens’ merit—thinking I’d read it over the holidays. Alas I abandoned the project only 10 pages into it. Even though it’s only been a week since I started reading it I am confident enough to make it official. Regarded by many as his greatest contribution to the literary world, the prose is heavy and over-descriptive while the story was very hard for me to engage due to the nature of the language Dickens employs. I can only recommend it to those of us that seek something along the lines of a “punitive read.” I’ll log this under “Book Review” nonetheless.

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