I finally finished Tale of Two Cities last week, took forever. In the end I liked it! Its so detailed and Dickens prose is pretty winded that it takes a really long time to get straight who is who and what is what. Its a pretty good story, chock full of his take on the French Revolution (which seems a ton worse than I ever thought it was...) This is all through Dickens English eyes though so the account is slanted to what he wants it to be. I am really glad though that I ended up liking it, because I've read a couple of books that were the same long, hard reads and in the end I absolutely hated them...whew
So, I jumped right into Catch 22. I like it so far, lots of characters (one of the most difficult things for me while reading is trying to keep track of who's who again, which is probably why back in the day I stopped reading LOTR the first time). Lots of sarcasm almost in a Vonnegut type vein. I'm really interested to see where this goes.
I have a bunch of books on my shelf waiting to be read:
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
Fargo Rock City