December question from The Classics Club:
What is your favorite memory of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol? Have you ever read it? If not, will you? Why should others read it rather than relying on the film adaptions?
I have never been completely sure if I’ve read this book or not. With the amount of adaptations that have been produced throughout the years (film, ballet, stage) I’ve seen the story plenty of times, but am not sure I’ve read it. However, there are certain parts (which I won’t mention because spoilers, even 200 years later, are so annoying) that I know about which aren’t in most adaptations, so I’m really not quite sure. If I have read it (or rather had it read to me at a young age, which would have been the case otherwise I would remember) it’s not been for a very long time.
I did try to read it, on my own, two years ago. It wasn’t the right time for it, but also I found it a bit scary and didn’t get past the beginning, where Scrooge is first visited by Marley. After reading these thoughts, the other night, I decided to try again. It’s on my list and what better time to read it than Christmas?
Have you read the book?