Its day 24! Happy Christmas Eve! We are nearly their people! And we are at the end of Blogmas! I really hope that you have enjoyed it. anyway, we are ending Blogmas with a book review. And it is a classic Christmas book today! Yep, that’s right. I am closing Blogmas with A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Let’s do this!
My god I loved this book. Obviously, I already knew the story, everyone does, but I had never read the book. I don’t tend to pick up many classics (I have mild dyslexia and can really struggle to read them, but I have recently discovered that if I listen to them, I don’t struggle) but I decided that it was absurd that I had made it to 21 and not even tried to read this classic, so I brought the audiobook and I am so glad that I did.
The story is so much more complex then I thought. We all know the basic story and the general premise, but I honest hadn’t realised how detailed the actual story was. There is so much more to it then I was expecting. There is so much depth in this book. A depth that you don’t see in the films inspired by it. and I really enjoyed that element of it. it meant that, although I knew the story, it still felt interesting and maintained my attention. Which was doubly impressive since the audiobook I brought had the most monotonous narrator ever.
I was also impressed by how much the story still stands up. I was worried that it would feel a bit outdated since it was written over 170 years ago, but it honestly still holds up so well. All of the storylines still feel relevant and possible. The whole theme of the book still works in our modern time period. I can definitely see why so many people still pick this book up.
I can say the same about the characters as well. They still feel possible, like really people alive today. You can picture exactly what Dickens is describing and you can understand the characters. Humanity as a species does not change that much. And I love that something written in 1843 still feels fresh and current.
Overall I really enjoyed this book. It has got to be one of my favourite Christmas reads of all time. It has also made me really want to read more of Dickens work (I have only read this and Great Expectations). I am very glad that I have finally read it. I think that everyone should at some point in their lives.
5 out of 5
And there we have it. the last Blogmas post of 2017. And what a good post to end it on. have you read A Christmas Carol? Did you enjoy it? I hope that you have enjoyed this post and all of Blogmas and I will see you all again very soon. Merry Christmas!