Monday, July 12, 2010
Someone once told me (right, probably not told me told me, but he definitely said it) that Charles Dickens is overrated. It doesn't matter - I still like him. I don't know how literature scholars "rate" authors and their works, but to me, written pieces are a lot like musical pieces - there is music I like, and music I don't like. There is writing I like, and writing I don't like.
His writing, I like. Simple.
I remember a short story I'd first read in my teens - A Child's Dream of a Star (the full text for those who will) - which moved me quite a bit. It isn't one of the selected ones for this compilation. There are over 50 stories in the volume and the one I wanted most isn't there.
I wonder - do I want it so badly because it is indeed the worthiest, or do I want it simply because it's not in mine?
Either way, I love you; I'm going to hug you to sleep tonight.