I am taking a temporary break from my other book-reading endeavors and starting a read-through of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Well… I’m listening to the unabridged book on Audible. I apparently have 13 hours and 39 minutes of ear-reading in front of me. Simon Vance is narrating. Tantor Audio is the publisher.
The Publisher’s Summary states “This novel provides a highly charged examination of human suffering and human sacrifice, private experience and public history, during the French Revolution.”
I have read this book before, so I am at least familiar enough with the story to know that human sacrifice here is not meant in a way where someone is thrown into a volcano or something. Although… what a novel that would have been, eh?
I am not doing a chapter-by-chapter summary of this book in the way that I do for some of my other reading efforts. I’m just going to review the whole thing once I’m done. I’ll admit that reading and reviewing *an entire book* feels unnatural to me. I’m just imagining this book entering my brain like a whole chicken being eaten by a snake. You’ll probably see this novel bulging in my brain for a while after. (Sorry for the image.)
I’ll probably finish in a week or so. I’ll let you know at that point if this read was the best of times, the worst of times, or something in between.