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The characters are somewhat two-dimensional.
Like most nineteenth-century writers, Thackeray had a very dense, formal writing style -- but once you get used to it, his writing becomes insanely funny.
It's long, but well worth the read, and you learn a lot from it, and it really is a good and interesting story, with characters yoou really get to know.
sometimes satire doesn't age well, but somehow Thackeray stays fresh: I guess striving and deceit are evergreen subjects. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
i wasn't smart enough to stay with it - and i read a lot. Good luck.Published 11 days ago by julie castleberry
The English may be dated, but the social satire is eternal.Published 22 days ago by Jonathan D. Safren
Great to revisit after some 40 years. Reminds you that things don't change all that much.Published 28 days ago by Tim
Great classic. Interesting to read from an adult 21st century perspective. Becky Sharp seems much more sympathetic than Amelia. Fun to read again after many yearsPublished 28 days ago by Maureen Molloy
A must....This long novel is a pleasure to read. Thackeray's profound,detailed and frequently humorous, description of English society two hundred years ago shows us that we have... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gloria Valdes
I read this book upon the recommendation of my son, who happens to be my best friend. I knew nothing of the book, and must admit I thought of it as the magazine which I don't... Read morePublished 1 month ago by TKH IN THE DEEP SOUTH
My 5 stars are for Thackeray and his timeless creation. As for the free Kindle version, I'd recommend to grab it, then head over to the Audible site and get the very good John... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Unclehulot