Monday, December 21, 2009

"Skipping Christmas" by John Grisham

"Skipping Christmas"
    by John Grisham

Snack of choice:
Pizza and Pepsi

Story behind the story:
I bought this book at the Crandall Library Book sale for $1.

Story Line:
A couple decide that instead of blindly throwing away money for "Christmas," they would rather invests in a cruise that leaves Christmas day. The world is not so thrilled with this decision.

The Real Story:
I have to say, the idea really appealed to me. I'm not so thrilled about wreckless spending, and who doesn't love a cruise? But ultimately it's about a community coming together, in a lot of ways, but mostly to mess up the "Kranks" plans ("creative" name supplied by Grisham). Don't you have neighbors like that? It's not a stellar book. It's not a bad book either. It's just that obligatory Christmas story that ends with an obligatory smile. John Grisham is no doubt a master of his genre, but this is not that genre.

Check out:
"The Summons", "A Painted House", "Bleachers"
and as a Christmas alternative try Luke 2

3 out of 5 Large Hallow Frosties

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