Wednesday, April 9, 2008

FREE 24: Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

Skipping Christmas
by John Grisham
Mass Market Paperback
Published in 2004
ISBN-10: 0-440-24257-6

This was made into a movie. I have not seen it. I finally listened to the story in audio, so I don't have to read this book. I have someone 'read' it for me.

If you've missed this Grisham book, then here's your chance to read his non-lawyer book. A different pace, but still a Grisham. Fun read, though it gets uncomfortable with all those nosy neighbors.

From amazon:
Book Description
Luther and Nora Krank are fed up with the chaos of Christmas. The endless shopping lists, the frenzied dashes through the mall, the hassle of decorating the tree... where has all the joy gone? This year, celebrating seems like too much effort. With their only child off in Peru, they decide that just this once, they'll skip the holidays. They spend their Christmas budget on a Caribbean cruise set to sail on December 25, and happily settle in for a restful holiday season free of rooftop snowmen and festive parties.

But the Kranks soon learn that their vacation from Christmas isn't much of a vacation at all, and that skipping the holidays has consequences they didn't bargain for...

A modern Christmas classic, Skipping Christmas is a charming and hilarious look at the mayhem and madness that have become ingrained in our holiday tradition.

16 comments:

  1. I haven't seen the movie - would love to read the book though. Thanks!

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  2. I'd like to find out why it was entitled skipping christmas.. can't wait to read this!

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  3. It's been quite some time since I enjoyed a good novel. If I win this, I'll make sure to read it!

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  4. It's a Grisham! I want to read this. Thanks for the giveaway.

    pristinechristmas [at] yahoo dot com

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  5. Enjoyed the movie and would love a copy of the book!

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  6. I loved the movie, it was honestly hilarious, so I'd love to see how the original tale was told ^_^.

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  7. Ah I've seen the movie, I've always wanted to read the book! Count me in. =)

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  8. I've seen the movie and it was pretty funny. I'd love to read the book.

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  9. I wonder if the Kranks get sued?

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  10. Oh this definitely sounds like a different type of Grishom -I'm intrigued!

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  11. This sounds interesting! Please enter me in the contest!
    Caitlin

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  12. I haven't seen the movie either but am a big fan of John Grisham.

    amateurdelivre at gmail dot com

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  13. Pick me, pick me. It's John Grisham! Can't resist. he's one of my fave authors.

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