Cruel miser Ebeneezer Scrooge has never met a shilling he doesn’t like…and hardly a man he does. And he hates Christmas most of all. When Scrooge is visited by his old partner, Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come, he learns eternal lessons of charity, kindness, and goodwill. Experience a true Victorian Christmas.
This year was the first time I read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickinson and as a huge Dickinson fan, I feel ashamed that it took me this long to read this book, but it’s never too late, and I can safely say that I loved this book so much as it’s not consists only of good story but it has a great lesson as well. And I do agree that it’s a perfect Christmas\winter read, even better than Harry Potter and I am a potter fan.
It’s hard to read this book without feel warm and fuzzy from the inside by the end of it.
This is a simple and beautiful story of redemption and it’s hard to not love it. The writing style is poetic and enjoyable and while reading, I never felt out of the story, I was so engaged and absorbed in it.
At first, one might not notice the deeper self-analysis that might be noticed by more attentive readers – or simply in those who are seeking such a message as time and life itself seem to toughen our feelings and our reaction’s to people’s actions.
This book made me reflect on myself even though I consider myself nothing like Scrooge, however, I guess I am to blame for overlooking the basics of life and how to treat people sometimes, and that what I love about reading: it reminds to be a better person and I love learning and absorbing these lessons.
Dickinson writing is so evocative and his story, while it’s set in 1843 London Town, is timeless and no matter how old, no matter how your lousy childhood or lousy adulthood you have, there is always hope and there is always a chance for redemption.
I honestly have no idea how to review this book properly because for me this book isn’t about world building and the pace of the book. It’s about the message the book communicates and it’s indeed a powerful message. Just read the book.
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Rating: 5\5 stars