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Charles Dickens is plain boring

Thursday, Jul 14th, 2011

Today, Wading through the swamp that is Victorian prose, I invented a new joke genre: Charles Dickens.

I have Great Expectations at the beginning of a Charles Dickens sentence but, by the end of it, I am asleep.

Christopher Nolan got his inspiration for “Inception” from Charles Dickens. Paragraphs written by Charles Dickens are books within books. Sentences are books within books within books.

The writing of Charles Dickens is so well nuanced, the meaning in it cannot be perceived.

Here is one question you will never hear me asking “Should I take a nap or read a Charles Dickens novel?”

I have discovered a cure for insomnia: Charles Dickens.

2 Responses to “Charles Dickens is plain boring”

  1. Truth says:

    As the Truth i totally agree with you. Charles Dickens is the Defintion of boredom.

  2. Adrian Petyt says:

    Dickens’ characters are often very charming and memorable. His social commentary is heartfelt and was very necessary in its time. He wrote some very memorable scenes. BUT GOOD GRIEF his plots were tedious and his over-written prose was painfully dull.

    An author much better appreciated in TV or stage adaptations than in the original!

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