The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens

This is the first full length Charles Dickens novel that I have managed to get through.

Although this 555 page novel was extremely slow  to get through, the plot was quite compelling at points. The characters were a little all over the place; some were a little bland whilst others were caricatures.

The synopsis states that this is a magical realism novel but I disagree. Though one of the characters was a little strange and almost fairytale-like, the rest of the book was very much based in reality.

Overall I think that this is a slow but interesting read. The story was intriguing and I did like some of the characters. I would recommend this book if you are not put off slower paced writing.

3 out of 5 stars!



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