Have yourself a Literary Christmas….

 

Podenstein's Lab

In our premiere episode of Podenstein’s Lab, we talked about “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens.  Hella good movie, if you watch the 1951 version. But the story itself I suspected as being Dickens’ way of going full metal Disney.  You know, rehashing old stuff and pretending it’s new?  I was expecting Dickens to do “A Christmas Carol on Ice!” as a follow-up, after reading a chapter in “The Pickwick Papers,” published by Chucky boy four years before “A Christmas Carol.”

What the hell am I talking about?  Well, lemme give you the gift of free old stuff.

Je te presente, www.gutenbergpress.org.

You can find all kinds of old, out of print gems here, in all kinds of formats: pdf, mobi, epub, rtf, yadayada.  It’s free, and when I first found it, I was as giddy as a schoolboy.  A schoolboy who could download tons of sh*t and see what all the fuss was/is/will be about.

Check out “The Pickwick Papers” here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/580.   See for yourself if “The Goblin and the Sexton” is “A Christmas Carol” by any other name.

— Mark L. Groves

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