Read-a-long with Delia from Postcards from Asia
Lovely Delia sent me an email with questions to answer instead of a book review. Since I think everyone knows the story, I think this will be more fun.
Is this the first time you are reading the story? – No, I think it was the second or third time. Sadly it is the ONLY Dickens I have read. *hides head in shame until I realize it is a perfect resolution – read one more Dickens in 2013!*
Did you like it? Yes!
Which is your favorite scene? When Scrooge meets Marley and thinks he could be explained away as something he ate.
Least favorite scene? When Scrooge is in denial that it could be his own grave. The hard hitting stuff was when he finds out the body was alone so those opportunists could steal from his corpse. Just knowing he died doesn’t add too much, we all die.
Which spirit and his stories did you find the most interesting? I like the ghost of Christmas present. He is sort of like Bacchas, all jolly and with a big feast around him and bestowing happiness to the needy. Also, listening to Cratchett’s family as well as Scrooge’s nephew is enjoyable.
Was there a character you wish you knew more about? Scrooge’s girlfriend.
How did you like the end? It is classic, enjoyed it, was happy.
Do you think it was believable? Not really, at least not that quickly without any backsliding. It is more a parable type story, but it is nice.
Do you know anyone like Scrooge? No
Did he deserve to be saved? He was redeemable, so yes.
So, have you read the story before? Did you enjoy it? I like it because it is so short that even though the language is tougher and slower going, it is still a quick read. It is also nice to remind yourself to lighten up and remember to love your fellow man during the holidays! Best!!