Thursday, April 05, 2007

Dickens: The Secret to His Storytelling Success

Charles Dickens was endurable as a writer and storyteller not because he makes you think, but he makes you feel, and he makes you laugh, and you read to know what is going to happen to his characters.

Source: Nick Hornby, The Complete Polysyllabic Spree, London: Viking, 2006, 6.

A review of The Complete Polysyllabic Spree can be found at my site, Reviewing Books and Movies.

Geoff Pound

Image: Charles Dickens.