As many of you know, my computer was out of commission last week. It's why my comments were non-existent. I did read everyone's posts, by the way, and they were great. But anyway, to pass my time without a computer (which housed not only my books, but any of my friends' books I happened to be in the middle of reading) I picked up an actual published book. Gasp. I know. :) It's been a while for me. Reading is my first true love and it's always great to remember why I love it.
The book I decided to tackle is a favorite of mine, "David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens. I know, I'm a dork. But I really love Charles Dickens. He knows how to rip my heart out and then mend it back together very nicely. If you only want to read one of Dickens' books or if you want to get a feel for him, I would start with this book. I'm sure most of you have read "A Tale of Two Cities" by Dickens, and although that one was good, I like this one much better. As I was reading this book again I wondered to myself what exactly is it about this book that I love so much. And I've decided, now that I'm in the last 50 pages, is that it is his characters.
His characters are larger than life to me. None of them blend together. Each of them has a distinct purpose and a distinct voice. And each of them are amazingly human and unpredictable. And his bad guys, ew are they bad. He has this one bad guy that is always going around claiming how nice he is and humble, but I just want to punch him in the nose every time he comes into the scene. In fact, as I was reading (even though I'd read it before and knew) I was constantly telling David to punch his lights out. David is much more composed than I am. :)
Anyway, it's not often I read a book more than once (especially one so long) so I thought I'd recommend it. What about you? What books have you read multiple times? And why do you think they keep drawing you back?