Monday, January 22, 2018

Book Review: Charles Dickens's Six Cities Trilogy

By James J. Hamilton
Just finished reading Charles Dickens’s classic Six Cities trilogy. Before I came across these three books at a thrift store, I didn't even know there was a trilogy. My take: The first one was great, the second was a tad predictable, and the third was very repetitive. I’m no literary expert but I think he should’ve stopped at one. That first book said it all, there was no need for a sequel. It’s like Hollywood churning out remakes on top of reboots: Rocky 6, Fast & Furious 8. That’s Dickens, cashing in on the success of the first Two Cities and doing basically the same thing over again for a big payday. Shameful.