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The Christmas Spirits

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George Moore is a modern day Scrooge, a futures trader who drives his staff hard, and won't let his assistant go home to look after her autistic son on Christmas Eve.
Like Scrooge he is mean with money, but he is also mean with his sympathies and his time. He has to swerve to avoid putting money in a charity box and also crosses the road to avoid a family he thinks are prob
Kindle Edition, 183 pages
Published (first published November 21st 2011)
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Dec 20, 2011 Lou rated it really liked it
George our main protagonist, is a despised man a Scrooge of the Commodities business.
He is to learn some real lessons in life, he will encounter a journey that will shake his soul . One of the characters that would visit George have frog like faces dominated by a huge mouth and great fly-like eyes. This is not a scare you stiff horror but a heart warming story of what kindness can do and a stark warning of what the darkness of the heart can lead to. George will have no choice but to learn one le
Charlotte Jones
From the author of the novelization 'The Day After Tomorrow', 'The Christmas Spirits' is a modern retelling of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol', following the journey of George Moore, a futures trader, as he meets surreal beings that change him and attempt to make him understand the meaning of Christmas.

Being a huge fan of the original novel, I had quite high hopes for this as the other retelling of the same story that I have read; 'I Am Scrooge' by Adam Rose, was really enjoyable. However,
Dec 24, 2011 Mark rated it liked it
With a title, The Christmas Spirits, and a by-line ‘They know when you’ve been bad....’ I suddenly realise that it must be that time of year.

Here’s a brief novella that’s A Christmas Carol revisited but given a topical update and an SF slant for good measure.

George Moore is a futures trader who runs the hard-ass firm of Moore Futures. At a time of good will, George has very little. To him, Christmas is an irrelevance that gets in the way of making money 24 hours a day, and George is an exemplary
Dec 29, 2011 Misty rated it really liked it

Having already read Charles Dickens' A Chritsmas carol I couldn't help but compare this modern retelling with it and whilst it did stick to the theme and general storyline it did manage to hold it's own to. Whilst I did love it as much as the classic I did enjoy it and I loved the writing style, it's classic and modern at the same time. There were some parts of the story that were a little bit confusing and I felt could've been a exlained a little better but overall the story was a good on
Dec 26, 2015 Raquel rated it it was ok
Being a retelling of "A Christmas Carol", I expected much much more. You could sort of tell where the storyline link was to the original but only barely. Other than that it was pretty confusing and just not in-depth enough to be scary. I think to be effective, the book would've had to be slightly longer, every theme and detail made more of. I guess the positive side of that aspect was that it makes for a quick read. In summary, it was just too vague and to be honest, kind of weird, to be ...more
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