Michael Lawson Lawson itibaren Pudukudiyeatru, Tamil Nadu 628209, Hindistan
I really liked this book and would give it 4 1/2 stars, but since I can't really mark that, I will probably give it 4, I usually only give 5 stars to books I would read again. First of all, the language and imagery in this book are amazing. The way Dickens describes the brutality of the French Revolution is brilliant, he captures the horror and yet never loses his sympathy for why the citizens reacted the way they did. But I must say, one of the things I really enjoyed about the last third of the book was the way all of the various characters, who had seemed unconnected throughout, ended up being related, or carried a deep seded (?) grudge against each other, or knew secrets about each other etc. I know it was a literary affectation, but what a ride! I had figured out what was going to happen between Carton and Darnay way back in the book when Carton spoke with Lucie, but I could not figure out how it would come about. It was fun to see it all work out. I also really enjoyed the scene between Miss Pross and Citizeness Defarge. That bitch, if you will pardon my French (and pardon my pun) got EXACTLY what she deserved! And although she had but a minor part, I believe I will remeber the sweet little French seamstress each time I think of this book. All in all, although the plot was slow to get rolling, I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to add another classic to the list of books they have read.