Last year, I did a Christmas movie review of It’s aWonderful Life. I wanted to do a Christmas novel review this time around. I even wanted to write on my favourite festive novel, Christmas After All, but I will save the best for the last. So, I decided to write the review on Christmas novel I recently read, in the early days of November; Skipping Christmas by John Grisham.
I recently watched Christmas with the Kranks and it was a very interesting movie. I loved and enjoyed it, and it was hilarious. The beginning of the movie looked familiar. I had seen that scene somewhere before. As the opening credits were appearing on the screen and I saw that the movie was based on Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. I said Bam! I was watching the movie with my mom and she asked, Is that the story that John Grisham deviated? I said Yeah! That’s the one! I will tell you why I said John Grisham deviated. Probably at the end.
So, this post is more of a fusion of a novel review and a movie review. And I think this is the first of its kind.
I know John Grisham to be an author who loves writing about stories surrounding the law. I expected Skipping Christmas to be the same. The couple would go on the cruise they planned on going, a crime would happen there at the vacation spot, and the lawyers start flying in.
That was my expectation as I read on and on.
But, I was wrong.
Oh why, John Grisham? Why?
That’s why I said he has deviated.
It’s not that he did not write it well oo. He deviated from the normal, which is good if you ask me.
I mean, sometimes, we need something different. But I wasn’t expecting it, because the books he even writes for children contains law.
All right, I loved the book. It was hilarious, and I could actually imagine Luther and his wife, and the neighbourhood.
Anyway, so I recognized some faces in the movie, especially Jamie Lee Curtis. I recognized her from scream Queens as Dean Munch.
She is very hilarious.
But I liked the book more. Maybe, because I am more of a bookaholic than a movieholic.
Movieholic? Is that even a word?
Haha. Never mind.
The way I imagined the neighbourhood was more beautiful than the one in the movie. That means, I have a good imagination.
I’ll give the book 4.1 out of 5.0 stars, and a 4.0 out of 5.0 stars for the movie.
Have you read Skipping Christmas? What do you like/hate about it?
What about the movie version of it, Christmas with the Kranks? What do you like/hate about it?
Which one did you enjoy more? The book, or the movie?