Friday, April 8, 2016

REVIEW: Scrooge - The Year After

Scrooge - The Year After
Author - Judty LaSalle

It's been a year since the Ghost of Jacob Marley and his 3 spirit accomplices turned Ebenezer Scrooge away from his evil, curmudgeonly ways. Scrooge has spent the past 12 months making up lost time. He has been kind, generous and dedicated to blessing all those around him. He is in business with his nephew Fred now, and the Cratchit family is much better off as well.

Then disaster strikes......

An enemy begins trying to discredit Scrooge, and information surfaces that his sister, Fan, may have been murdered. The ghost of Marley and the rest of this classic band of characters come together again to sift through clues to discover who is responsible.

I love a good mystery, and A Christmas Carol has been my favorite book for almost 40 years. So, this continuation of the classic story was perfect for me! Although the writing style differed greatly from Dickens, I thought the characterizations kept fairly true to the original. I think that difference is actually a good thing as too many continuations of classics get bogged down in trying to copy the original antiquated style.  I enjoyed the addition of a mystery element.  The story kept my attention clear through to the twist at the end.

If you are a fan of Ebenezer Scrooge, then definitely read this book!

My rating: 8/10

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