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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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This is the most amazing Grisham book I have ever read. What a brilliant change from his other novels. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Geraldine Pafford
Fun read about how most of us feel about the hectic prep for the Christmas holidays. A couple's noble attempt to swim upstream against that rush proves to keep you laughing as... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Janice Maras
John Grisham is a good writer and a good teller of stories, facts that most people will agree with on one level or another. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Wood Wren
Didn't know John Grisham wrote comedies ... half way thru the book all hell breaks lose ... and you can't stop laughing ....Published 26 days ago by Joseph Dudas
Just a fun little story in Grisham's easy to read style. Even given that, I didn't see the end coming.Published 1 month ago by Denise Woodside