ASIN #: B007J6KP3K
File Size: 166 KB
Page Count: 80
Copyright: March 9, 2012
Publisher: Orange Cow Productions
(Taken from Amazon)
Bob Cratchit, a poor, underpaid clerk at the counting-house of Scrooge and Marley, has lost his youngest son. He is alone and freezing to death on a cold Christmas Eve, when he is visited by three spirits ...
Garrett Gilchrist brings you a new perspective on the classic characters from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
Authors who take a well-known story and play around with it a bit are authors I love to read. I may not always like what they've done and think they should have left the story alone, but I encourage their creativity.
CRATCHIT & COMPANY is centered around Bob Cratchit, the famous literary father of Tiny Tim. I'm actually a little confused about his being visited by the three spirits. Are they trying to make him say he chose the wrong path in life? Are they trying to make him realize he has a lot to live for? Are they trying to make him want the richness that Scrooge is blessed with? I'm just a little lost as to their purpose.
What I do enjoy is seeing that Scrooge does have a (somewhat) warm heart despite his gruff exterior. He chooses to help Bob Cratchit during his time of need ... and this is before Scrooge is approached by the three spirits himself. Which now makes me wonder ... Was Scrooge's change of heart kickstarted by his helping Bob Cratchit?
This story should be read for entertaining purposes only. It's definitely different and good enough to give a once over ... and at 80 pages, how much of your day is it really going to take away?
*An ecopy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.