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December 20, 2015

Review: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

by Donna Huber

cover A Christmas Carol
A Christmas classic that everyone should read.

This month it seems that I'm all about discovering forgotten novels. I don't know how long Dickens's A Christmas Carol has been on my shelf, but I had never read it. I think that is due to my mom making me watch George C. Scott's A Christmas Carol and it frightened me as a child. (The scene with Christmas Present and the children Want and Need always freaked me out.)

But then along came The Muppets version came out and then the story wasn't so scary any more. Well Christmas Yet to Come is still pretty creepy.

Anyways. I've been trying to read books that I've not but should have. This time of year I've also have been looking for short reads. For a Dickens novel, A Christmas Carol isn't very long and the language is pretty easy as well. There were only a couple of phrases that were a little odd. If fear of difficult language has kept you from this classic don't let that stop you any longer.

This maybe skip the movie and find out why this novel has become a time honored tradition of the season.

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Book info:
available formats: ebook and print (124 pages)
published: January 1980 (originally 1843) by Watermill Press
ISBN13: 9780893753566
genre: classic, Christmas
source: purchased
read: December 2015

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