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A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

I'd like to give that book a try too some time.
I published a book about Christmas Carols. But this one is actually a Songbook called Heartfelt Carols. And its main feature is that all the music scores were specially formatted to be easily read on Kindles, and other tablets. You can find samples at heartfeltsongs.com

Reviewed on 2012.12.22

Nonsense Novels

by Stephen Leacock

I first read this book when I was very young. It became one of my favourite and most read and re-read books. I just enjoyed the humour throughout. This is why I am here today, to find and purchase a new copy to enjoy all over again in my later years.

Reviewed on 2010.06.09

The Man Who Was Thursday

by G.K. Chesterton

This is a comment GKC made regarding Thursday:

"...The point is that it described, first a band of the last champions of order fighting against what appeared to be a world of anarchy, and then the discovery that the mysterious master both of the anarchy and the order was the same sort of elemental elf who had appeared to be rather too like a pantomime ogre. This line of logic, or lunacy, led many to infer that this equivocal being was meant for a serious description of the Deity; and my work even enjoyed a temporary respect among those who like the Deity to be so described.

But this error was entirely due to the fact that they had read the book but had not read the title page. In my case, it is true, it was a question of a subtitle rather than a title. The book was called The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare. It was not intended to describe the real world as it was, or as I thought it was, even when my thoughts were considerably less settled than they are now. It was intended to describe the world of wild doubt and despair which the pessimists were generally describing at that date; with just a gleam of hope in some double meaning of the doubt, which even the pessimists felt in some fitful fashion.

Reviewed on 2008.04.22

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