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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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Oct 19, 13

bookshelves: short-story, classics, original-famous-monsters-or-etc
Read in October, 2013

Elements of this were quite enjoyable - it was certainly deeper and richer in texture than the saccharine version of "A Christmas Carol" I've seen portrayed on television. However, it was still a bit schmaltzy. I think I prefer Dickens in novel form to this holiday-and-message-oriented format, where everything is condensed enough that anything less than amazing shows up more clearly.

GREAT for looking at tone, however. I would probably use passages rather than the whole as a mentor text, but the whole could work, as well. It might prompt interesting conversation about sexism and religion along with the expected topics of people changing/redemption.

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