Monday, 21 February 2000

Starting Great expectations

Listening to:

Duke Ellington, A lull at dawn and others.

Just read:

Finished that issue of Granta. It included a nice story by Haruki Murakami called The seventh man. V. poetic.

Now reading:

Great Expectations, as per this link to a zip file of the complete text (courtesy of the Project Gutenberg).

Dickens is definitely a great writer. I first read GE at school, something that happened so long ago that all I can really remember of the experience is that I enjoyed it. Re-reading the novel now, I am up to the stage of things where Pip is about to leave for London, thanks to a mysterious benefactor.

It’s engrossing stuff.