In this fascinating addition to the Grisham oeuvre, the master of the legal thriller tries his hand at a satire of contemporary values and mores. When a typical middle-class couple, Luther and Nora Krank, decide to--yes--skip Christmas, avoiding all cards, gifts, trees, and parties in favor of a Caribbean cruise, they arouse the intense ire of their neighbors and friends. The book inspired a 2004 film, CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS, starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Length: 176 pages
Height: 7.8 x 5.3 x 0.8
Format: HC/DJ-2001-1st Ed.
Weight: 1 lb.
SOG: Very good, book tight, no writings
Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. Thats just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, theyll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop Frosty; they wont be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash; they arent even going to have a tree. They wont need one, because come December 25 theyre setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But, as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequencesand isnt half as easy as theyd imagined.
A classic tale for modern times, Skipping Christmas offers a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that have become part of our holiday tradition.