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Tales in Time: The Man Who Walked Home and Other Stories
Peter Crowther, Robert Silverberg, Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, Lewis Padgett, Garry Douglas Kilworth, James Tiptree Jr., Charles de Lint, Spider Robinson, Jack Finney, L. Sprague de Camp, Brian W. Aldiss, H.G. Wells
Progress: 27/284pages
Books of Blood, Vols. 1-3
Clive Barker
Progress: 98/507pages

The Chimes

The Chimes - Charles Dickens, Penguin Books LTD, Geoffrey Palmer, Geoffrey Palmer

by Charles Dickens

 

This was the first of Dickens' Christmas stories and predates A Christmas Carol by a year. It was also adapted to a stage play.

 

It's rather typical of some of Dickens' earlier writings where there is a lot of dialogue with too many characters and it can get confusing as to what's going on, but the main character is Toby Veck, who has an interesting experience in the bell tower.

 

As Dickens stories go, I can't see myself reading this one again and I don't think it holds a patch on A Christmas Carol, but it's one more ticked off my list.