11 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

(Book) A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens


I think everyone has seen at least 3 versions of this in movie form (I know I have!) but how many have read the story? I hadn’t so I grabbed this to read to have something with a little holiday spirit. It’s interesting. I guess because I’m used to seeing the movies, which they have to flesh out a bit and use rich colors and holiday cheeriness, I wasn’t expecting the story to be so… simple.

The language (from the mid 1800s I believe) can be a bit challenging for those of us who need a little help here and there with anything beyond the modern English language, but it really wasn’t too bad. I enjoyed it, but it was hard for me not to compare it to the movies and put faces to the various actors who have played the parts.

It’s still definitely worth a read. You can get it free from several sources on the ‘net or from Amazon, of course. Give a whirl, but be prepared to see Disney characters in your head at times 😉

Product Description

The story of Ebenezer Scrooge opens on a Christmas Eve as cold as Scrooge’s own heart. That night, he receives three ghostly visitors: the terrifying spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Each takes him on a heart-stopping journey, yielding glimpses of Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit, the horrifying spectres of Want and Ignorance, even Scrooge’s painfully hopeful younger self. Will Scrooge’s heart be opened? Can he reverse the miserable future he is forced to see? Now in an unabridged edition gloriously illustrated by the award-winning P.J. Lynch, this story’s message of love and goodwill, mercy and self-redemption resonates as keenly as ever.


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