04. December 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Literary Fiction, Tracy

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham, 177 pages, read by Tracy, on 12/04/2012

Luther and Nora Krank decide to not do all the traditional, expensive, stressful things they normally do at Christmas. When their daughter goes to South America for a year they book a cruise and tell all their friends and neighbors they are skipping Christmas this year. I thought this was a great idea but things don’t turn out the way I expected. The neighbors complain when they don’t decorate their home and they lose the yearly street competition. All their friends are upset because they aren’t having their party.  How selfish can they be going on a cruise instead of buying fruitcake no one eats and a Christmas tree from the boy scouts. Even though Luther offers to contribute money for the spring camp out. So when the daughter decides to come home for Christmas at the last minute they scramble to decorate and buy food for a dinner party that no one can attend. I was really disappointed that they wouldn’t tell their daughter the truth and go on the cruise.  It wasn’t as hilarious as the review said it would be.

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