Friday, December 9, 2011

Fridays with Fred: Jacob "Fred" Marley

Like most people, one of my favorite classics is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  My last post about best opening lines in novels had the subject of this Christmas classic at the forefront of my mind.  I loved these first few opening lines too, "MARLEY was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it: and Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail."


Anyway, I reviewed this classic last year & thought Fred would make a spectacular Marley ghost!  What say ye?
Jacob "Fred" Marley

If you get a chance, please visit Schatze over at Mary’s BookHounds too.  Fred loves her.

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Have a great weekend!

Mina B.

5 comments:

Michael Offutt, Expert Critic said...

I've seen Marley crop up quite a lot this Christmas in at least three different publications. It's interesting how people get on the same wavelength regarding a topic.

Mina Burrows said...

I know. I think it's because its one of the novel scene's that easily depicts the novel. :)

David P. King said...

I like to call that the collective unconscious, Michael. It's a great phenomenon to be sure. :)

I think that doorknocker would freak me out more than a human face one would!

carla said...

Fred is just a great character actor!

S. L. Hennessy said...

Bahahaha, that's AWESOME! Fred is amazing!