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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Christmas Novel + Movie Review

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.

Such a festive neighbourhood. I wish I lived there, with my husband and kids.

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.

I loved the movie too. Very funny movie.

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?

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