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Skipping Christmas
by John Grisham

Category: Fiction / Autobiography
0 pages; ISBN: 0-7126-2004-4

Rating: 9/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Will Newman


In an endeavour outside his normal law genre work for the second time, Grisham shows just how much of a srong, take-on-anything writer he really is. This is a strong novel with a lot less pages than normal, providing a relaxing read for the Christmas Period or just simply taking it easy. In a further dash away from the normal, this book is filled with grishams obvious penchance for humour, his natural wit feeding into the main character of Luther if you ask me.

Luther is the opitome of middle aged men everywhere, sick of spending his hard earned cash on anyone but his child and wife at Christmas, tired of sending Christmas cards to people he barely knew, let alone liked.

So, this book is about the reactions of different people to Christmas, the closeness of neighbours (sometimes!) and how Christmas spirit always wins over in the end.

This is not my favourite book by Grisham, but only because it wasn't what we're used to, however this really is a sterling effort from Grisham and an extremely entertaining novel. A definite must for any reading list.



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