"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,..." And so begins this classic story set during the French Revolution. Our hero, Charles Darnay, receives a letter that begs him to come back to France. He is sent to prison and shall be executed by guillotine. Will he be pardoned, or shall Lucy Manette (his wife) be particularly disappointed about what that day shall bring? The character that I disliked the most was Madame Defarge. I thought that she was a mean-spirited witch. But this book was a very riveting read. It really makes you wonder whether Charles shall survive.