As part of the My Year of Dangerous Reading Challenge, I read Great Expectations. I had seen some of the movies, so I had a general idea of the plot (even though the Ethan Hawke version was not really all that much like the book). I think that helped. I found the language frustrating at times, especially uncle Joe; though he was a great character, I did find him taxing at times.
On the whole, I'm glad that I read it. I loved a Tale of Two Cities so I had some hopes of really liking this one. I liked it, but it didn't become a page turner until the last 5th of the book, which I read in one day.