In a story that spans a lifetime of torment, Scrooge must face the demons of his past and his failures in the present in order to prevent the horror that is his future. The stakes for Scrooge’s soul have never been higher than in this wicked retelling of the classic, A Christmas Carol.
My thoughts: We've all heard the classic of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and this book seemed to have an interesting twist. Scrooge, a ghost hunter? That was new.
Of course, Scrooge was still the misanthropic curmudgeon who despises Christmas, keeping uniform of the Dickens tale. Even the language followed suit.
However, story started off a bit slow and it took me a while to understand the context. What began as vaguely nondescript eventually turns into an Old Fashion ghost story--a languid, convoluted ghost story.
The book had an interesting concept, but I just feel that the story drawled on too much to gain any interest. A solid good effort, but not my cup of tea.
My rating: 2 stars