Monthly Archives: November 2013

BOOK Review: Havisham

I was so excited to read *Havisham*, which is the life story of the MIss Havisham from Dickens novel *Great Expectations.* Having long been fascinated by her Gothic craziness, I was intrigued by the idea of isolating her story and telling it. In total, I enjoyed reading it very, very much. If I could have suggested one change to the author, it would be to use a bit more action in the story other than just recounting her (and some other characters) inner dialogue. I did think the author’s use of description and bringing the desolate setting and mood from the Dickens novel succeeded very well. This book is quite worth the time. I highly recommend this book to those who treasure Victoria literature and see if our imaginings of Catherine Havisham are similar to this writer’s ideas.

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