" Written by 'the inimitable' Charles Dickens, this tale encompasses much of old London, from the filth and squalor of the shanty town on the banks of the Thames, to the open fields of Hampstead. The descriptive powers of Dickens are such that you can almost walk down the streets yourself. The narration is almost a character in its own right, slamming the creation of the workhouse, pleading patience from the reader as a scene is set, and effectively reading the book to you. It is easy to imagine just how enthralling the public readings from Dickens must have been, as the book lends itself easily to performance (as has been proven). It isn't flawless though; some of the dialogue is hammy and theatric, (particularly from the female characters)and the sheer number of characters can be a little confusing at times. Overall however I cannot recommend this book highly enough, and I am now eager to read his other works. "
— Adam, 1/2/2014