Written on: 17/10/2010 by Harriet Klausner (18660 reviews written)
Bantam, Oct 26 2010, $7.99
After celebrating Christmas for years with their daughter, Luther and Nora Krank decide a holiday change is what they ought to do while their offspring is serving in South America with the Peace Corps. Neither of the Kranks particularly enjoys the holidays due to crassness and the frenzies of late shopping amidst a horde. They agree to Skipping Christmas this year by going on ten day cruise with the money they... (read more)
Written on: 14/01/2003 by Izzy.
Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That's just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they'll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop Frosty; they won't be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash; they aren't even going to have a tree. They won't need one, because come December 25 they're setting sail on a Caribbean... (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2002 by Dale.
I was a little shocked when I first began reading the book Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. It was nothing like what I had expected. It was nothing like what I had ever read from John Grisham before. I almost put the book down after the first couple of chapters. What a mistake that would have been!!!
I am truly glad that I continued reading. Soon I couldn't put it down. It was delightfully funny, warm, and witty. It was the kind of thing that we all think about doing (skipping... (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2001 by richard.
Meet Luther and Nora Krank. A typical family heading for a typical Christmas until they decide to do something a little atypical. When they realise how much they spend every year at Christmas (and with their only daughter Blair away for the first year) they decide instead to spend their money on a special holiday-a dream cruise departing on Christmas Day. So they strike up an agreement: neither one of them is to spend so much as a penny on anything to do with Christmas.
Can the Kranks... (read more)
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