A Tale of Two Cities (2003) 4 stars

A Tale of Two Cities is an 1859 historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in …

This is the first thing I've read from Dickens. His prose is unbearable. But the writing overall is surprisingly good. The characters are interesting, the plot is well constructed, the themes are well represented. Probably shouldn't be as surprised, given how successful he was, but yes, well deserved.