Jack O'Malley hates shopping. He hates snow. He even hates Christmas. All three at once is Jack's idea of a very bad day. Storming into Starbucks to escape, Jack almost knocks someone over. Someone quite beautiful. And mysterious. And his entire life-what he once was, who he is now, and who he could become-flashes before him. This contemporary retelling of Charles Dickens's classic story A Christmas Carol is funny, moving, and really makes you think.
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I cannot believe anyone gave this 5 stars. I would like to give it a zero but they don't let you. First of all, it is expensive considering it is the size of a child's story book, secondly, it is a lousy story. The main character whines all the way through it and it is just a very, very strange, uninteresting and poorly done take on Dickens Christmas Carol. In fact it doesn't really resemble it at all. I will never buy anything written by this "author" again.
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Review 3 for Carol: A Story for Christmas
Another Dickens wannabe
Date:December 3, 2010
Dickens cannot be improved upon. It was done, it's over, it stands as a classic. This particular spin has too much sarcasm carried on for too long. It was a great disappointment.
A Beautiful book in its self but it is not the traditional story so you will be in for a surprise!
The story starts with a fifty year old man, Jack O'Malley going into a book store to get a latte', he is really upset as he was almost in an accident. All he wanted was a latte and there was a long line, so he saw a table empty so he started for it to place his briefcase on it to hold and then go get his coffee. About the time he got there a pretty young lady had started for the same table, so he started to go faster and they bumped into each other and spilled her coffee. He started to think Hey maybe I am not to old to date this young lady as he was divorced. She went and got both of them coffee really fast, (He wondered how she got it so fast) and then they started to talk.
Her name was Carol and she got him by the hand and went back in time to a baby Jack in his mother's arms and then the scene would change and he would be a little older.
You will not believe how great this book is, I was so surprised that it was not the regular Christmas story as I mentioned before, I love the story of Jesus' birth and love to read any story of Christmas but I think anyone will really like this one. So buy a copy for all your friends that like to read as Christmas is coming up and it will make a great gift.
This book was sent to me by Kregel Publishing to review.