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Mr. Dickens and His Carol

This is a pre-scheduled post while I'm on a short holiday break, celebrating with Erik.  As I promised to make a critique of this book when I completely read it all...

Reviewing this book I recently finished....I feel compelled to give it the MOST accolades possible. It is one of the BEST books I've EVER read! Of course, it must be mentioned that Charles Dickens' short story, A Christmas Carol, is one my favorite seasonal stories. I've read it several times, and watched most all movies made from the work. And plays, and musicals performed by professionals and amateur artists in local theaters. But coming back to the book...the author brings Mr. Dickens to life! I giggled, I bawled, I found myself short of breath at the ending. I didn't want it to end...and a little spoiler here, the ending has a very unexpected twist. Certainly, I can't say enough good of this piece of literature. I'm sure, for me and for those others that have read it will read it over and over again; making it a modern classic. Charles Dickens would be proud to be memorialized in this work of fiction [tho a lot is from real characters from the era and his story].  Ms. Silva brings the London author of the 1800s, as aforementioned, to life... with zing and such special energy.

My recommendation:

Buy it! Read it! Save it!
If you're a fanatic of his works or the true meaning of Christmas, this will well become part of your private library!!!
Mr. Dickens and His Carol
READ about SAMANTHA SILVA ...the author


  1. You've certainly convinced me that I should read it. I've always loved a Christmas Carol. It's one of those must see movies every year.
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving

  2. Have a Happy Thanksgiving where ever you are..

  3. I need to get this book! Next week I’m meeting my friend from Finland down in Galveston where we are going to Dickens on the Strand. It’s my first time and I’m so excited! I’m like you, I love every production of A Christmas Carol I’ve ever seen!

  4. Very tempting!! I hope you are having a wonderful day today!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. I just went to my library website and put a hold on it. I am number 2 in line, so I should have it within a couple of weeks. :-)

  6. Thank you! I'll certainly reserve it next week when I go to our library. Your recommendations are always worthwhile and excellent. Thank you.