A Christmas carol of the living dead by Rebecca Brock book review

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Because every classic needs a little more zombie action, here’s the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his Christmas Eve visits from the three ghosts…with a surprising twist thrown in.

Well I can confirm that the twist is surprising! The ending is also a shocker, was not expecting that!

The Author does very, very well at keeping the same tone as Charles Dickens and the characters read the same as it does in the original too. I’d consider this something difficult to do so Brock is obviously good at her craft.

The added zombie element aren’t graphic or frightening so for those squeamish or not a fan of horror then I wouldn’t worry about that.

This isn’t just a straightforward telling of A Christmas carol with zombies thrown in. There are parts from the original, but even they are given a twist. Brock tells the same story and yet different. Brock even answered questions that weren’t answered in the original. Unfortunately, this is also a negative for it too.

In giving it its twist it lost the Christmas aspect and the meaning the original it was trying to convey. It’s also way too short. It needs to go more in depth and be a more complex novel. The original was as quick as read, but it had a very specific point so I quite enjoyed it that way.

To sum up, Fun read, well written, needs more

Was it worth the read? Yes

Would I re-read? No

Would I read this Author again? Yes, I’d like to read some of the Author’s original works.

Stars: 3/6

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