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Michael Slater
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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog rated it 10 months ago
Christmas writings seem to often be drenched in nostalgia - even T.S. Eliot succumbed to it with The Cultivation of Christmas Trees. Dylan Thomas is another example. Dickens is no exception, with additional syrupy sentimentalism and overt Christian evangelism mixed with supernatural elements. Other ...
Raging Biblioholism
Raging Biblioholism rated it 6 years ago
I genuinely liked the short essays/stories better than the novellas (including "A Christmas Carol") - although all of the stories show Dickens at his best, perhaps because he was most engaged and free to write however he pleased. The tales are more fantastical than his other writings and that free ...
Paperback Castles
Paperback Castles rated it 6 years ago
"A Christmas Carol" is of course worthy of five stars, but as this is a review of the entire volume as a whole, I have settled on four stars.You can't say "Christmas" without saying "Dickens". It is an undying rule, and also a tribute to how great a writer Dickens truly was. How he managed to captur...
Mith's Bookshelf
Mith's Bookshelf rated it 7 years ago
I have this tradition - every year, on Christmas day I whip out my copy of "A Christmas Carol", read it cover to cover and follow it up with a Christmas special movie to wrap up the day.So, this year, A Christmas Carol has been read, "Arthur Christmas" has been watched (ADORABLE MOVIE. MUST WATCH), ...
Daphne (Winged Reviews)
Daphne (Winged Reviews) rated it 8 years ago
Wonderful story, but this edition was mixed in with a lot of other not so great stories by Dickens. I prefer Great Expectations any day.
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