Monday, December 31

Book Review: A Christmas Carol


Title: A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens

Pages: EBook 64

Summary: This engrossing tale relates Ebenezer Scrooge's ghostly journeys through Christmases past, present, and future and his ultimate transformation from a harsh and grasping old miser to a charitable and compassionate human being. A perennial classic that has become as much a part of the holiday season as holly, mistletoe, and evergreen wreaths.

My Rating: 8/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: I've seen so many movie versions of this book, and read a few alternative versions of this, that I finally sat down and read the original. And I have to say, although I do know the story forwards and back, and I still enjoyed Dickens' tale.

I was surprised to see how quickly Scrooge turns, verses the movies and books, he takes a lot longer to change his heart, and I was expecting the same thing for the books, but he seemed to change a lot more quickly in the little more novella. The writing was what really pulled me in, Dickens' had a way to write intimately to the reader and this book was no exception. It was the perfect little read to curl up on Christmas day.

Would I recommend it to read: I would, it's a perfect Christmas read, even if your familiar with the story,  it's still well worth reading.

What to read next: More Dickens!

Challenges: 12 in 12


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