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Christmas Reads – Day 4 – A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

I spent today doing Christmas shopping, and spotted some ‘Bah, Humbug’ anti-Christmas merchandise, which made me think about A Christmas Carol.

A Christmas Carol

What do you think, the most famous Christmas book ever written?

I’ve watched a lot of adaptations of A Christmas Carol – stage plays and films and cartoons. (My favourite is STILL The Muppet Christmas Carol, which I rewatch every year)

A couple of years ago, I bought myself the beautiful Walker Illustrated Classics edition and had a reread for the first time since school. It was a lot darker than I remembered it being but still just as good.

My friend Daniel will no doubt call me a heathen but I’m just not usually a Dickens fan. I find him too long-winded. For me, A Christmas Carol is his finest work and has one of the best first sentences ever written.

If you’ve never read it, I promise that it’s worth the effort. Especially if you read the version with P.J. Lynch’s illustrations or listen to the audiobook narrated by Tim Curry.

A Christmas Carol Audiobook

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This entry was posted on December 4, 2014 by in Holiday Posts, Reviews and tagged , , .
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