After finishing Dombey and Son I found myself experiencing a strange feeling that I only experience after reading a Dickens novel.
A lot of thoughts went trough my mind during and after having read the book. For example ; they should make a Netflix series of this.
I don’t know how, but Dickens manages to give you the exact happy ending you crave for and look forward to, which makes you incredibly happy. But then he adds a surprise ending which takes you by surprise, causes you to bite your nails and leaves you astonished. If I’m being completely honest I didn’t expect this book to be my kind of story but I was totally wrong and I got through the 900 pages in no time.
While reading Dickens’ stories I always have mixed feelings of wanting to know how it ends but not wanting the story to end. Eventually it did end sooner than I wanted it to and I had the post-Dickens sadness.
I really missed Old Sol Gills and Walter and Captain Cuttle. I want to know how Florence’s life goes on. I really felt like a part of the family. Somehow he can make you feel so warm while reading his books and I really miss that feeling after finishing the story. I have read two other (non-Dickens) books since and I have not experienced this same warm feeling or the post-Dickens sadness. I don’t know how he did it.
Charles Dickens is honestly my favourite writer.