Sunday, November 6, 2011
Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett
Who doesn't remember Ebenezer Scrooge? He may be a fictional character, but Charles Dickens' story, A Christmas Carol, is still read at Christmas time even now.
Shadow Mountain Publishing and Net Galley let me read the read the ebook for review (thank you). The book was published October 1st, so you can find a copy at your local bookstore now.
Jacob Thelonius Marley's story is written in a Dicken-like style and that takes you back to the days of Scrooge. I really liked this story. It's still full of pain and suffering. Money lenders or collectors are not typically nice people. And Marley liked making money, he cared not about the people whose lives he was destroying.
The author takes you through Marley's life and shows how he became what he was. He also shows you how he influenced Scrooge's life. The three ghosts of Christmas have messages for Marley, too.
To me, this rounded out the story begun in A Christmas Carol. While the story was complete, it just didn't seem to offer enough. This additional story makes it make more sense.