The Christmas List

The Christmas List

Large Print - 2009
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A man's desire to write his own obituary prior to his death allows him to learn what the world really thinks of him.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2009.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781602856394
1602856397
Branch Call Number: LP FIC EVAN
Characteristics: 219 p. (large print) ; 22 cm.

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wyenotgo
Aug 03, 2015

This is a shameless re-telling of the Scrooge story and of course the familiar story arc has broad appeal. Set in contemporary times, it lacks the lugubrious atmosphere of Dickens' original tale. To make his point, Evans exaggerates his anti-hero's callousness to such a degree that he gives the impression of playing a role -- e.g. referring to his dying wife, in her presence as a "mistake"; this calls to mind Scrooge's rejoinder "are there no prisons?" but hardly achieves Dickens' credibility of character. So, in the end my greatest criticism of Evans' book is its lack of subtlety.

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lucyreviews
Jun 24, 2014

Outstanding!

mandmom Dec 11, 2012

This was an excellent holiday read. Evans has masterfully retold the story of Scrooge only with a modern day twist. I read this book in one day. Could not put it down.

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