Shamefully, this is my first Dickens novel. I've been meaning to read a lot of Dickens, but it just haven't come to frutition till yet. But what a great way to start! Of course I know the story well, as do most people I guess, but I enjoyed it immensely all the same. I love Dickens' writing style, and I'm looking forward to a future filled with the reading of his books. I'm also guessing that it might very well become a Christmas tradition to read it.