A review by rieviolet
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

emotional inspiring reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


This is my first time reading the original text (plus audiobook) and not a translation or a children version. It is certainly an iconic story but I think that having been exposed to it so many times (also through various film and animated adaptations) has a bit diluted its impact on me. It was still a good reading experience but not a 5-star, mind-blowing read.

It is a very short story but still some descriptions went on a little bit too much, I do not need a detailed list of all the types of fruit you can find in the shops at Christmas time, ta very much!

Very much enjoyed the critique of classism and capitalistic greed but, Charles my dude, you are quite bad at describing women, please cease and desist!

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