Boo Humbug (Boo #4)
by Rene Gutteridge (Goodreads Author)
Itâ��s Christmastime in Skary, Indiana, but the holiday season has been hijacked by maverick director Lois Stepaphanopolis as she attempts to bring her horror-ific vision of A Christmas Carol to life. But the holly-decked path from page to stage is a thorny one, as Lois attempts to rally her skeptical cast, including new father Wolfe Boone, and then she learns that her rel...more
Hardcover, 180 pages
Published September 11th 2007 by WaterBrook Press
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With Boo Humbug, Rene Gutteridge returns to Skary, Indiana (her own whacky version of Mayberry) for a delightfully twisted take on the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Lois Stepaphanopolis, director of Skary's local theater group, decides to bring A Christmas Carol to Skary residents as it's never been seen before - as a modern horror story. Jacob Marley is recast as Jae Cobb-Marley, a ruthless businesswoman in the fashion industry - and that's just the beginning of her attempts to "update" th...more
The town of Skary, Indiana has fallen on hard times since its leading citizen, horror author Wolfe Boone, quit his genre and became a married man. But the residents of Skary aren't the only ones whose fortunes have fallen since Wolfe's departure from the horror scene. His agent, Alfred Tennison, hit rock bottom when Wolfe found Jesus and lost the bestseller list drive. He's now a freelance editor, making enough money to afford a modest place in Manhatten. But for reasons Alfred can't fathom, Ska...more
Rene Gutteridge's "Boo Humbug" is a clever tale set in her fictional town of Skary, Indiana. In this installment Lois Stepaphanopolis tries to bring to life Dickens "A Christmas Carol" for the town theater. Things don't go quite according to plan as the play gets re-written a few different times, Halloween gets incorporated at least at first, and the townsfolk she casts in the play don't exactly want to play their parts. Gutteridge's story is an enjoyable outing that is easy to read & clever...more
If you haven't read the first three books in the Boo Series, I highly recommend doing so before reading this holiday themed conclusion, just so you have a better idea of the characters and their previous escapades. I have come to love the citizens of Skary, Indiana and I'm going to miss them. This book is a fun Christmas tale filled with laughter, tears and a great message.
Not the best of the Boo series, as it takes a while to get into and is only 180 pages. It is a good story if you give it the time. If you enjoy the other books in the series, you need to read this one as well, wish there were more in the series, I love the characters of Skary, IN.
Rene Gutteridge is the award-winning and best-selling author of more than eighteen novels, including the beloved Boo Series and Heart of the Country, her novelization release with director John Ward and Tyndale House Publishers. Her recent suspense titles include Listen, Possession and the award-winning Seven Hours project Escapement. She's been published by Bethany House, Tyndale House, WaterBroo...moreMore about Rene Gutteridge...