Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Steampunk: Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Book Review - Steampunk: Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

Steampunk: Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol
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About the Book
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol tells the time-honored tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, whose encounters with the ghosts of Jacob Marley, Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come lead him to examine his bitter existence. Haunting steampunk illustrations by acclaimed artist Zdenko Basic accompany the original story, transforming this Christmas classic like never before. Images of steam-powered machinery, a chilling industrial London, and ornate mechanical gears come together as Scrooge travels through his life on Christmas Eve night.

Steampunk: Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

Additionally, Charles Dickens’ celebrated short stores, “The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton” and “A Christmas Tree” are included and paired with equally enchanting steampunk illustrations. Those of us who cherish each holiday with Dickens in our hearts—the man who has linked the Christmas spirit with love, forgiveness, and charity—will treasure this rare collector’s edition for this Christmas and many to come.

My Take on the Book
I have always been a fan of Charles Dickens' timeless Christmas classic, and this book takes the story to a whole new level with the amazing illustrations and the unique takes that any Steampunk rendition will. What was even better though was that this book also came with a few of Dickens' lesser known short stories, and these were ones that I had not read in many years. The illustrations in this book truly make industrial London dark and forbidding, but you also get to see Scrooge and the ghosts in a whole new way too. For any fan of this book, or any fan of Steampunk, this should definitely be placed on the Christmas lists!

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