Tuesday 24 December 2019

A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Well, this is the next Christmassy story I decided to read. It's a Dickens classic I'm very familiar with, but have never actually read.

We all know how the story goes: Ebenezer Scrooge is a horrid, lonely old man, and one Christmas Eve he gets a few too many ghostly visitors...

Unfortunately, I thought I'd like this a lot more than I did. I mean, sure, the ghostly presence was good and creepy. Full of pretty cool descriptive imagery, and enough to affect the main character in a way that manages to shake him. To force him to see the errors of his arrogant and selfish ways and change him into a much better, more thoughtful man.

The moral of the story is well executed.

What didn't work for me was some of the dull things that happen along the way. I lost interest a few times during Scrooge's phantom adventures because the writing and dialogue were both a bit clunky. I know this is a thing that happens sometimes with classics, and it certainly affected my enjoyment of this book.

Still, I'm glad I finally read it.

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