A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens/Em Woods
Title: A Christmas Carol
Author: Charles Dickens/Em Woods
Publisher: Total E-Bound
Blurb: Love at first sight is a beautiful thing, but sometimes, true love waits a lifetime to shine…and then needs a little help from the Three Ghosts of Christmas.
As a young man, Ebenezer Scrooge felt the sharp pain of loss and resolved to protect his heart from all others, taking solace in his gold and silver. Years of discarding his own emotions, and those of anyone around him, has turned Scrooge cold.
When deceased lover and partner Jacob Marley pays miserly Scrooge a late night visit, pride and disbelief buoy Scrooge’s courage. As the fabled Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet-to-Come arrive to show Scrooge the error of his ways, they also give him brief glimpses of a love so strong it has stood the test of time.
In an inspiring tale of change, a deep-seated need flares to life, leaving Scrooge without a doubt that love and family are what really matter at Christmas.
Review: On the surface, this sounded like a lot of fun, and I must admit the author did a nice job of blending her writing with the original work by Dickens. The language was appropriate to the time, and that’s a feat in itself. Kudos to Ms Woods for doing her research.
I wonder how Dickens would look on this modified version of his work, however. I love the original story. It’s a classic, darlings. Scrooge is an icon, nastiness personified, and his journey from crotchety old fart to born again nice man is familiar to many. I even enjoyed Bill Murray’s warped version of the story, Scrooged, released way back in 1988.
But turning Scrooge into a man who loved Jacob Marley? And reading the sex scenes to back it up? It left me unsettled, sweeties. Unsettled and wondering why anyone would mess with a classic in this way.
While I can’t recommend this remake wholeheartedly, I do think many will find it entertaining. If you can picture Scrooge engaging in hot sex with his partner and someone else, you will enjoy this revisionist tale of the Christmas classic.
I find myself with a sudden need to watch the original movie starring Alistair Sim. You know, when Dickens was Dickens. Happy holidays, my darlings!