A Book A Day #14 – An Old Favourite

A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

It is ridiculously out of season to be picking a festive-themed book.  However.  It does fit the description.  My Mum and I read this together every year during December while I was growing up, reading until the advent calendar had burnt through.  I can recite huge chunks of it and although I am not too crazy about Dickens as a person, I do always feel as though he has really captured something about the human condition in this book.  The more time I read it, the more I love it.  I no longer spend the whole of December with my mother but I still read A Christmas Carol every year.

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2 thoughts on “A Book A Day #14 – An Old Favourite

  1. I have never felt like a Christmas Carol was really a Christmas book per se. It's more just a book with a good message that happens to be set during Christmas time.

    I'm pretty sure A Christmas Carol was my first foray into Dickens many, many years ago. I'd love to hear more about your thoughts on him.

  2. I think that it was such an integral part of my Christmas rituals – it just links for me. I also loved A Muppet Christmas Carol. No joke, I think it is one of the very finest adaptations of Dickens' work. It captures the humour as well as the pathos.

    I think that Dickens does not deserve the title of gentleman but I respect him as an author and I do plan to read more of him. Not a nice man, but a talented one. I actually discussed it in slightly further detail in this week's (belated) Top Ten Tuesday – classics are fun to chat about 🙂

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