03-24-2009 09:11 PM
I don't think so. It's not ideal, since we don't have any clue as to how Dickens intended the story to end, but I'd rather have that than a "finish" added by another author. Were you with Literature by Women when we read The Buccaneers almost two years ago? All the published editions had endings added and interpreted from Wharton's notes and I really didn't like that; I wanted an edition that had the finished manuscript up to the point Wharton stopped writing and then her notes after that.
Won't it drive you crazy to read a mystery with no ending?? It would me. Unfinished books by great authors are tragic!
I spoke a bit too soon yesterday - I polished off Drood in the wee hours of the morning. Quite good and I think I'll add Penguin Classics Mystery of Edwin Drood to the lineup (I've never read it, strangely enough).
03-24-2009 09:19 PM
I have that one but haven't read it yet. I thought I had read all her stand alone novels but I guess not. So many books...
Isn't it a beautiful thing???? So many books...so little time
"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. " --John Burroughs
03-25-2009 12:57 PM - edited 03-25-2009 12:57 PM
03-25-2009 02:36 PM
Currently reading, among other things, Steven Vincent Benet's John Brown's Body. Truly an extraordinary poem (book length). It deserves slow reading and chewing over, so it'll take awhile, but worth it.
John Brown's Body
I think, therefore I drive people nuts.
03-25-2009 02:38 PM
I'm reading "Son of the Black Stallion" and "Great Expectations".
03-25-2009 03:53 PM
I've moved on to a SciFi book now.
03-28-2009 05:46 PM
I just got back from B & N and what a wonderful store it is!! I go in to by one book and come out with five lol!!!
I will be starting The Well of Ascension (Mistborn Series #2), Vol. 2 by Brandon Sanderson Today
As well as City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments Series #3) by Cassandra Clare.
"Bright colors, Vasher thought. I'll have to get used to those again. In any other nation, the vibrant blues and yellows would have been ridiculous on soldiers. This, however, was Hallandren: land of Returned gods, Lifeless servants, BioChromatic research, and - of course - color." Warbreaker By Brandon Sanderson
03-29-2009 05:12 PM
03-29-2009 05:56 PM
I am new to this site but I am reading Betrayed from the House of Night Novels from PC & Kristin Cast. The first book in this series was called Marked and I thought it was pretty interesting. The second book is getting to be pretty predictable. But I still like the overall book so I am going to continue reading it.