Yes, I am on a Dickens' roll!
This book has been amazing! Reading it has been one of the best things I've ever done, even though 916 pages is a significant literary investment. It is the very best of everything Dickens--love, adventure, creepy characters, and the most amazing and intense plot I've ever read. The surprise ending totally got me, and I couldn't believe that the whole story was about a different character than the one I originally picked as the main character. I want to read it over again so I can recognize Dickens' absolute mastery in plot, deception, perspective, and story.
One thing I can't stop thinking about is how grateful I am that I wasn't alive when Dickens was writing this book. Waiting for the next serial would have killed me in so many places in this book. I would have been camping out at the dock waiting for the next installment for weeks.
I'm going to be raving about this book forever!