A Christmas Carol 2: The Return Of Scrooge by Robert J. Elisberg
Publisher: Third Road Press
Publication Date: November 28, 2012
Format: Paperback - 156 pages / Kindle - 292 KB
Genre: Holiday / Humor
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And it’s all augmented with footnotes of letters between Mr. Dickens and his publisher, along with notes from Dickens’s own hand and scholarly research. At least that’s what the editor tells us, though we’re a little skeptical of his honesty.
My Book Review:
With the Christmas holiday season just around the corner, I couldn't help but get a head start by reading the thoroughly entertaining novella, A Christmas Carol 2: The Return Of Scrooge by author Robert J. Elisberg. According to the author, this humorous novella is based on "the original long-lost manuscript by Charles Dickens," with some subtle wit and comedic revisions added into the mix.
The story picks up five years after Ebenezer Scrooge has passed away, and his trusted former clerk Bob Cratchit has run Scrooge and Marley into the ground with his over-benevolence in lending and charity-giving. Scrooge returns as a ghost on Christmas Eve to teach Cratchit the true meaning of money with the comedic help of some notable characters from other Dickens' novels.
The author is obviously very knowledgeable of Charles Dickens' work, as he brilliantly weaves a humorous story which includes annotated footnotes interwoven throughout the story that helps readers who are not familiar with Dickens' classic novels. The author's subtle wit provides the reader with an amusing tongue-in-cheek and laugh-out-loud funny sequel to the classic Dickens A Christmas Carol. I couldn't help but snicker as I turned the pages, the witty dialogue and humorous interactions between the characters are hilarious, what more could a reader ask for than to be entertained by a contemporary twist on a classic story that leaves a smile on their face?
A Christmas Carol 2: The Return Of Scrooge would be the perfect addition to any reader's collection of Christmas stories that are annually read during the holiday season. It is a lighthearted fun book for readers of all ages.
RATING: 4 STARS ****
About The Author
Among his other writing, Elisberg wrote the comic novella, A Christmas Carol 2: The Return of Scrooge, which reached #2 on Amazon’s Hot List for Humor/Parody. His most recent novel is the swashbuckling adventure, The Wild Roses. He co-wrote a book on world travel. Currently, he writes a tech column for the Writers Guild of America, west. He also co-wrote the song, “Just One of the Girls” for the Showtime movie Wharf Rat, and wrote the book for the stage musical Rapunzel!.
Born in Chicago, he attended Northwestern University and received his MFA from UCLA, where he was twice awarded the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. Not long afterwards, Elisberg sold his screenplay, Harry Warren of the Mounties. He was on staff of the international animated series, Flute Master, and co-wrote three of the Skateboy films based on it. He also co-wrote the independent film, Yard Sale. Most recently, he wrote an adventure screenplay for Callahan Filmworks.
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