So this is the first book review on my blog, and it’s a classic: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
Mind! I don’t mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country’s done for.
This story is well known, even if you haven’t read the book there are numerous movies. Let’s recap, Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by three spirits to show him the errors of his way, and repent against his sins.
“You’ll want all day to-morrow, I suppose?” said Scrooge.
“If quite convenient, sir.”
“It’s not convenient,” said Scrooge, “and it’s not fair.
I was surprised by how short this book was, I was convinced I wouldn’t be able to finish it before Christmas. Well if you haven’t already realised, I completed it.
“Why do you doubt your senses?”
“Because,” said Scrooge, “a little thing affects them. A slight disorder of the stomach makes them cheats. You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato. There’s more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!”
The story was fast paced, and despite being written in the 1800s it was not a difficult read.
“God bless us every one!” said Tiny Tim, the last of all.
This is a great Christmas story and is perfect for getting into the Christmas spirit, well at least three of them (I’m hilarious).
Scrooge crept towards it, trembling as he went; and following the finger, read upon the stone of the neglected grave his own name, Ebenezer Scrooge.
This book had a tremendous amount of quotable moments. These are only a few out of the many I highlighted on my kindle.
“What’s to-day, my fine fellow?” said Scrooge.
“To-day!” replied the boy. “Why, Christmas Day.”
“It’s Christmas Day!” said Scrooge to himself. “I haven’t missed it.
Lets get down to ratings:
Out of 5 :
Should you read it?
Yes!! This is an excellent book, that can be read in only one wintry afternoon. It is merry to read and who doesn’t love reading about someone go through a complete transformation.