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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings by Charles Dickens
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Dec 12, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011
Read from December 12, 2011 to January 03, 2012

What can you say? It's Dickens.

Of course, reading something like, say, A Christmas Carol is like going into a film that you already know the ending to &, say, nearly every line. In actuality, most people who read Carol probably have gone into a film adaptation of it at some time already knowing the ending & nearly every line. The suprises really come from the details but, for obvious reasons, not so much the story that much of the English speaking world & then some have been raised off of.

Speaking of such, Dickens's attention to detail is astonishing. Seriously. His references & allusions to other works really are a reflection of his genius on it's own.

But, you know, it's Dickens.

As for the other stories, due to English tradition at the time, most of them happen to be ghost stories, some gorier than others, but even so. The real kicker is The Haunted Man. The ending is somewhat traditional in format, but it really is an underrated piece of wonderful right there.
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