I’ve just recently started reading Charles Dickens. I read Oliver Twist, which took me about 4 months, and then read A Christmas Carol in a few days. Both of them are delightful. Interestingly, I read elsewhere today that G. K. Chesterton and C. S. Lewis were also fans of Charles Dickens. I shall try to share more thoughts as they come up.
Also interestingly, over the weekend I stayed at a hotel whose guest list boasts the likes of Charles Dickens, U. S. Grant, and Mark Twain.