I loved this book. I loved the charming, kind-hearted, quirky characters. I loved the themes of hard work and caring. I loved the funny narration. I even loved the fact that the book went on for nearly 600 pages – I enjoyed every one. Most of all, I loved the way many seemingly small threads were woven together to tell the full story of a man rather than focusing on a single big, climactic event.

My only previous experience with Dickens was reading Great Expectations in high school, and I did not like it. Maybe my tastes have changed, or maybe David Copperfield was just a much better book. Either way, I was pleasantly surprised.