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Luther Krank sees his daughter's Christmas absence as an opportunity. He estimates that "a year earlier, the Luther Krank family had spent $6,100 on Christmas," and have "precious little to show for it." So he makes an executive decision, telling his wife, friends, and neighbors that "we won't do Christmas." Instead, Luther books a 10-day Caribbean cruise. But things start to turn nasty when horrified neighbors get wind of the Krank's subversive scheme and besiege the couple with questions about their decision.
Grisham builds up a funny but increasingly terrifying picture of how this tight-knit community turns on the Kranks, who find themselves under increasing pressure to conform. As the tension mounts, readers may wonder whether they will manage to board their plane on Christmas day. Skipping Christmas is Grisham-lite, with none of the serious action or drama of his legal thrillers, but a funny poke at the craziness of Christmas. --Jerry Brotton, Amazon.co.uk --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Not a typical Grisham.....all of which I have read (and re-read in many cases). But.... new and unique. Love Grisham, no matter what the plot or character development.Published 12 days ago by Dave
Was surprised that John Grisham wrote this since most of his books are more sober, but this is a good one!Published 14 days ago by RMM
Very funny, always knew Grisham was a WELL rounded writer.
The movie followed it closely
What a great book! I read this because I love the movie so much (I watched it twice this past Christmas, in fact. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Emily Cargile
Love John Grisham books! Two books arrived looking like they had been in a flood. Threw them out!Published 1 month ago by Jill slayden