Monday, February 4, 2008

The Footsteps Die out Forever....

Charles Dickens.
There seem to be a only a few authors who are able to involve me in a story so much that I want to cry and laugh right along with the characters.
Dickens does that to me with his books, Nicholas Nickleby and A Tale of Two Cities.
I could give you big long passages taken from the Novel in hope that you would enjoy the story the same as I do, but I have come to realize that- without a doubt- the story builds upon itself so the simple words don't hold the same significane to you as they do to me -unless you have also read the whole story.
The last sentance is:
"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known."
That's a famous quote.
You can probably also quote the beginining of the book, I'll give you a hint:
"It was the best of times...."
Can you finish the sentance?
you might even know the geist of what happens in between those two sentences.
I wish I could do the same things with my words,
make characters and places so clear to a person that they can remember them
with affection
or with tears.
But until I can do that I'll have to be content with Charles Dicken's world of characters


An Old Fashioned Girl said...

He was an amazing writter. My favorite thing must be his names. You can tell, Just by the person's name wether you're going to like them or not. Amazing.