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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens


I really just had to read this today. I just had this nagging - read it - feeling that made me grab up the novel. Then, I had a better idea and went on the library website and downloaded a free audio of the book. I went through some of my boxes in the office while listening to this awesome Christmas tale that keeps getting remade.

I really want to see the animated version of the tale that is coming out this season. I was, however, surprised by the shortness of the novel - compared to Dickens' other works. Definitely a great story and most of the movie versions are so incredibly true to the actual novel.

5/5 Roses

14 comments:

  1. I watched Christmas Carol in 3D a few days ago, it was awesome!!! I'm curious to see whether it follows the book closely. It was kind of confusing because I never read it before. I'll pick it up on my next library visit! ^^

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  2. My students just read a play version of this story. Then we compared it to a movie version. It was fun to get their take on it. We talked a lot about how it was written partly to encourage giving and helping of the poor.

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  3. I love when they stick true to the original

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  4. I just reviewed this one too. Wasn't it great? So much better than all the spin offs.

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  5. I read this for the first time this year and loved it. For some reason I found myself liking Scrooge more in the book then I ever have in the movie adaptations.

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  7. I still haven't read this one. I should! Glad you enjoyed it. :D

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  8. I want to see the new movie too. I have to watch a version of it every year.

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  9. I read this for the first time this year and the new movie with Jim Carrey remains surprisingly true to the book.

    I really enjoyed the book, but I didn't care too much for the movie.

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  10. I read this book ages ago and it remains one of my favorites :D Loved the opening line!

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  11. Awesome stuff. I had to read A Christmas Carol for school once. It was pretty good.

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  12. You know, I don't think I have actually read this one. Hmmm

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  13. I have to read this one again next Christmas. It could be a great new tradition.

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