Sunday, February 3, 2008

oliver twist

I am currently reading Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. I was intreugued by the movie that was made in the 70's, Oliver!, which swept the Acadamy Awards in it's year of release. The movie really is one everyone should has a striking, young Oliver Reed playing the brute burgler, Bill Sikes- very handsome- but one bad dude. The beginning of the book details the horrid conditions in which orphans lived in London in the late 1800s. Dickens, I think, had witnessed these conditions first hand when he and his sister were taken away from their parents when money was scarce. So, I'm off to read the next chapter!