From Pump Up Your Book-Robert J. Elisberg will be touring October 7 – 31 with his new holiday/humor novel, A Christmas Carol 2: The Return of Scrooge
I had to laugh when I read the disclaimer by the publishers at the end of this books introduction--essentially it says that their "researchers have been unable to find evidence of any claims that the author makes for the existence of the original manuscript he says Charles Dickens wrote.......We have been advised by our legal department that if it turns out we're wrong, since Mr. Dickens passed away in 1870, we're on pretty solid ground against a lawsuit." This becomes even funnier when throughout the book snippets of what Dickens went through with his publishers is revealed. Guess some things never change!
Well, whatever this is a humorous book that very well could have been written by Charles Dickens--it is short and is definitely the style Dickens wrote. Lots of characters from Dickens other books seem to appear in this one and the author is kind enough to write about each one in footnotes at the bottom of pages to remind us who they were and from which book. The ghosts of past, present and future were definitely not really into what they were supposed to be doing--but did it they did and Bob Cratchit (remember him?) learns his lesson well. This is a short book and one I recommend--
About the Book: (from Amazon)
A Christmas Carol 2: The Return of Scrooge is a continuation of the beloved Christmas tale, that quickly goes flying off in its own comic direction. It begins five years after dear old Ebenezer Scrooge has passed away and left his thriving firm to his former clerk, Bob Cratchit. However, Bob's overly-generous benevolence with lending and charity-giving has driven the company into the ground, on the verge of bankruptcy. And so the ghost of Scrooge returns one Christmas Eve to teach Cratchit the true meaning of money. Making the swirling journey through Christmases past, present, and yet-to-be all the more of a chaotic ride for Cratchit are the dozens of characters from other Dickens novels woven throughout the story, together for the first time. God bless them, most everyone.
Revised by Robert J. Elisberg
Original Long-Lost Manuscript by Charles Dickens
This Book can be purchased at Amazon
About the Author: (from Amazon)
Robert J. Elisberg has been a commentator and contributor to such publications as the Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Magazine, C/NET and E! Online, and he served on the editorial board for the Writers Guild of America. He has contributed political writing to the anthology, "Clued in on Politics," 3rd edition (CQ Press).
Among his other writing, Elisberg wrote the comic novella, "A Christmas Carol 2: The Return of Scrooge," which reached #2 on Amazon's Hot List for Humor/Parody. His most recent novel is the swashbuckling adventure, "The Wild Roses." He co-wrote a book on world travel. Currently, he writes a tech column for the Writers Guild of America, west. He also co-wrote the song, "Just One of the Girls" for the Showtime movie "Wharf Rat," and wrote the book for the stage musical "Rapunzel!".
Born in Chicago, he attended Northwestern University and received his MFA from UCLA, where he was twice awarded the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. Not long afterwards, Elisberg sold his screenplay, "Harry Warren of the Mounties." He was on staff of the international animated series, "Flute Master," and and co-wrote three of the "Skateboy" films based on it. He also co-wrote the independent film, "Yard Sale." Most recently, he wrote an adventure screenplay for Callahan Filmworks.
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