It is Monday and I am still reading The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens.
Another criticism I have is that rather than seeing Quilp as a malicious villain, I find him farcical, unintentionally humorous. To make matters worse I see Tyrion Lannister who is anything but malicious and grotesque. So for me, Quilp is a failed villain.
Finally, I have very little sympathy for the grandfather. He falls victim to Quilp because of his own weaknesses not because Quilp is so evil.
If I were writing a final review I would cite evidence to support my issues but for now this is a cursory glance at the book. I have slightly more that 25% of the book left to read. I am sure Dickens is prolonging the drama to keep the serial readership up. I will plug on.
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