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The Lawyer, the Ghost and the Cursed Chair

3.43 of 5 stars 3.43  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Lawyer H.L. Snodgrass has it all: a successful practice, a devoted wife and a passionate boyfriend. When he decides to sell off a family heirloom, his cozy life takes a drastic turn for the worst. Now, he and the ghost of his great-great-great grandfather have to get it back before a Gypsy curse destroys everything. Add in a furry junk dealer, a leaky waterbed and a nun in ...more
ebook, 14 pages
Published March 30th 2010 by Untreed Reads (first published January 1st 2010)
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"The Lawyer, The Ghost, and The Cursed Chair" combines the classic theme of kids fairy tale (one where the hero needs to suffer some unfortunate events to learn the errors of his ways in life) as well as Dickens' "Christmas Carol" for the use of ghost from the past. The result is one very entertaining -- and at some points very hilarious -- story, albeit being pretty short.

Here, we have the "fallen" hero, in form of H.L. (Horatio Lamar) Snodgrass IV, a very rich successful lawyer (with both wif
Such a fun little read. It's a very short story but this humorous ghost story is just what the doctor ordered when the need to have your spirits lifted up arises. It had me smiling from the first page to the last. The main character is just so ridiculous that you, as a reader, can't help but feel some empathy for him even though he represents everything we should find annoying and disagreeable in a person, it's impossible to avoid looking down on this "poor little so full of himself ridiculous r ...more
Elisa Rolle
A funny short story about a greedy lawyer and a cursed chair. At the beginning of the story, H.L. (Horatio Lamar) is not exactly a positive character, and his boyfriend on the side (since H.L. is married) is more or less a kept man who will do whoever is paying more (i.e. he is like one another of the expensive toys H.L. is buying). But something happens and H.L. has to reconsider all his life. It’s all about doing good things to receive back good things, and H.L. will learn the lesson and his p ...more
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Ruth Sims has penned a remarkably funny tale. In many ways, The Lawyer, The Ghost and the Cursed Chair parallels Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and the similarities had me laughing out loud. Ms. Sims’ version cleverly substitutes humor for horror and I was enchanted from beginning to end.

My only complaint is the book is far too short. It tells a complete story I didn’t want to end.

For me, this was a delightful romp through the re-telling of a classic favorite, with modern twists that kept me thoroug
Karin Wollina
Great short story
I really need to stay away from the 99 cent ebooks.
Lil' Grogan
The humour for the most part didn't work for me. Was a cute story with a couple good lines.
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