Charles Dickens, however, is dead
I was reading Bleak House last night, and my 8-year-old son said, “Charles Dickens is dead, right?”
And I said, “Yes, he’s dead.”
“It seems like all the good writers are dead.”
“Well, a lot of them are dead.”
“Dav Pilkey is still alive.”
So there you have it: Charles Dickens is dead but Dav Pilkey lives.