A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens Cold-hearted Ebeneezer Scrooge is visited by a series of ghosts who take him on a tour of Christmas past, present, and future.“A Merry Cristmas to us all, my dears. God bless us!”… “God bless us every one!” said Tiny Tim, the last of all.I read my first Dickens book in seventh grade, but it’s been awhile since I’ve re-read any of his novels, and I had read this novella before. It took me quite awhile to get into the flow of Dickens’ incredibly descriptive prose, and even then, I had trouble catching the transitions, which in this book were many. I don’t think it helped that my only prior reference to this story was the Mickey Mouse version; I kept envisioning the ghosts as Goofy, Jiminy Cricket, and Pete. There were more scenes with each ghost, and the transition from “bad” Scrooge to “good, repentant” Scrooge almost seemed to occur to quickly and too early on — perhaps this was just because I knew what was coming?Overall: A classic tale, but I think I’ll stick with the animated version