Thursday, November 17, 2005
What the Dickens
Congratulations to writer Charles Dickens, who's been included in Waterstones 200 Best Paperbacks of 2005 for his novel Bleak House. To be ranked alongside such greats as Ben Elton's Past Mortem and Dan Brown's Deception Point is a truly impressive achievement and Dickens himself, a little-read cultish writer, should feel proud of himself. Hopefully the exposure from his inclusion this list, as well as the television adaptation currently airing, will mean this underrated writer will be read alongside literary heavyweights like Harlen Coben and Michael Crichton.