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Review By: Legend Brook
Genres: 90 Minute Short Reads, Holiday Fiction, New Classics
By: Norman Whaler
When I first saw that this was a sequel to A Christmas Carol, I was skeptic. I thought, “How could they possibly follow that up?” By the second page, I was hooked.
Norman Whaler created a masterpiece to follow up a classic. The characters, narrative, setting, it feels like an extension of the original. By that I mean you haven't read A Christmas Carol until you've read Tiny Tim And The Ghost Of Ebenezer Scrooge. You just haven't. This story is what brings A Christmas Carol full circle.
After Scrooge's death, Tiny Tim, now a young man, becomes angry. “It's not fair!” He shouted after seeing the corpse of a man they all grew to love. This reaction, for anyone who has ever lost a loved one, is spot on. It's realistic. Anger at the world, at God, is a natural reaction Tiny Tim succumbs to. But with the help of Ebenezer's ghost, Tiny Tim regains his faith.
“An untested faith is no faith at all”- My favorite line.
Truly, this book is hard to put down. I meant to stop part way through to eat something, but I ended up finishing it all in one sitting.
Full Book Description:
In the sequel to Charles Dickens' holiday classic A Christmas Carol, Tiny Tim, now a grown well-to-do young man, builds to a crisis of faith that begins with the loss of his love and soul-mate years earlier. It all comes to a head when old Scrooge, his benefactor, friend, and second father suddenly dies just days before Christmas. Blaming God and rejecting Christmas, Tim slips more and more into an uncaring mood with only a tenuous need to live on. Scrooge's ghost now returns to show Tim what he does not understand about true faith when bad things happen to good people and finally begins to understand what Christmas really means in Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge: The sequel to A Christmas Carol.
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