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A piece of History,
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This review is from: Another Night Before Christmas (Hardcover)
Ok I admit i'm english and therefore some of the rhymes within this poem don't work with my accent, but I don't care. Here is an updated version that I feel will hold it's own and in years to come be used in schools around the world to show what the beginning of the 21st Century was like. Although the poet is clearly writing the same sort of story as the original "Night before Christmas", she interjects a real feeling of our time. The sense of a lack of faith and disillusionment that we have, and with her words re-lights those old feelings of wonder and belief that stir in all of us. The references, to tv's, malls, mobile phones, cash points give such a clear image of life today that i am sure it's recording future history in an engaging way. I loved it.