Don't be put off Dickens because he's just another DWEM!
His books drawn you into the most amazing worlds that are full of captivating characters. Charles might not look like much of a laugh - but his books are also seriously funny. Yet he's also pin-sharp about social politics, with some dark characters and storylines to go with all that good humour.
So recently I've re-read David Copperfield, just to be re-united with the likes of Mr Micawber, Betsey Trotwood, Barkis and Uriah Heep. Just get past page 30 and you'll be away!