A few years ago, the world learned, to its great dismay,
that Terry Pratchett has Alzheimer’s. Well, it doesn’t show in one of his
latest books, Dodger.Dodger is a rollicking romp through
Dickensian London, with the occasional interference of some famous historical
personage and occasional discursions into philosophical matters.
The other day I did a podcast with Emily Whitten of Redeemed Reader and Rea Berg of Beautiful Feet Books. I was there representing Youth Reads, a Web page that I run as part of my day job. But I mention it here because, in the course of our conversation about what constitutes a virtuous love story, Dickens came up quite a lot! At various points, you can hear us talk about Bleak House, Our Mutual Friend, and Little Dorrit.