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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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Didn't know John Grisham wrote comedies ... half way thru the book all hell breaks lose ... and you can't stop laughing ....Published 10 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 20 days ago by Denise Woodside
You can always count on John Grisham for a "can't put it down" novel, he's the best.Published 1 month ago by Nancy Wilkinson
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
The money they had spent on Christmas last year was enough for a cruise to warm balmy weather in the Carribean and they decide this year to... Read more
This is a very well written story with a lots of surprises, and as a foreigner it is a great introduction of "American way of life". I thoroughly enjoyed every page of it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Josh Cheng
I read the entire book hoping it would get better. It never did. I found it boring and predictable. I regret wasting my time reading it. Did not enjoy it at all. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Catherine Houghland