- It’s the Season!
Summary from GoodReads:
Ebenezer Scrooge is a heartless old miser who hates everything, especially Christmas. Then one mysterious Christmas eve, Scrooge is visited by three spirits who take him on a fantastic journey and teach him the true meaning of the season.
Once again I find it a bit daunting to write a review of what is arguably one of the most well-known classic stories. I, like most people I know, grew up with Scrooge (although the form has changed). From Donald Duck to Jim Carrey, I’ve listened to the story of the grumpy, old, miserly man and his miraculous change of heart on one fateful Christmas Eve.
My aunt actually ordered A Christmas Carol for her kindle and I saw the email and thought – oh, that would make a great read-along book for December. Perfect season, I’ve never read it.. but oh.. it’s DICKENS. I don’t know about you, but just the name Dickens is enough to strike fear deep into my heart. I struggled so much with A Tale of Two Cities and David Copperfield back in the day that, although interested to see how the book was, I approached this story with not a little bit of trepidation.
It also helped to know it was short. I’ll admit it.
For those of you who haven’t read the book, let me just say – put aside everything you know about Dickens from his other works and give this one a shot. It’s remarkably easy to understand and, although he can go on, due to the shortness of the book as a whole, the descriptions don’t get too much out of hand.
There were quite a few things in the book that surprised me – details that really rounded out the story much more than the movies ever have. I regret that I’ve let all these years go by without establishing the reading of this story as atradition for myself, but it is something I intend to change in the upcoming years.
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