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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by superbot, Feb 7, 2012.
..arguably the best author in modern times. Favourite novel?.....
Watched none other than Sir Alec Guinness, Oliver Twist,at midnight last night, was magical
remembered it almost scene to scene, from childhood days.
Wish i could watch every version of the movie ever made, but settle quite happily for last nights version.
I loved the BBC mini series of 'Great Expectations' (2011)
The dickens you say.
Best of modern times? Modern? He's been dead since 1870, hardly modern. There have even been other British authors since then many much better.
Maybe not where you're from,over here, when you can go back to Chaucer and beyond,he's def fixed in the modern era!!
Wot an old bastard!
I've done some timely re-writes to his classics, they now include: Oliver Twits, Knickerless Nickleby and David Copperfield ft. Claudia Schiffer.
Who has been better?
(You can name a few candidates ... but probably none will have more advocates than Dickens.)
He does seem to have the most adamant fans. I don't find him overly compelling myself. Still, kudos to his fans and happy birthday.
Happy birthday, Chuck! I loved Great Expectations!
Bleak House, brother ... Bleak House.
uggg. being forced to read 'a tale of two cities' in High School, pretty much killed my desire to read ever again.
now 'a sale of two titties', that's a great book!
A Tale of Two Cities for me is difficult though I love the last 20% of the book. I like Great Expectations and Oliver Twist heaps. Mystery of Edwin Drood...and the musical it became are nice. But my favorite is A Christmas Carol. If you haven't read it you should. Everyone thinks they have read this because they see all the movie versions...but the real thing is just one of my faves of all time. Scrooge, I think, is the most transformational of characters. So beautiful. Happy Birthday CD. I mentioned you on facebook buddy... on the actual day.