Christmas In The Bottoms

Rated 3.00/5 based on 2 reviews
Christmas in the Bottoms--you’ll laugh like the Dickens.

A very soulful and satirical version of the classic: A Christmas Carol. Narrated and commentated by a pair of jive talking "Dozens" Players named Madd and Dog2020 aka Maddog2020. It's a bit of fantasy and a bit macabre. Scrooge is the miser Ebenezer Jenkins who owns Glad Wrappings Funeral Home and BBQ joint. What's Cooking you may ask. More

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About Charles Harvey

Charles W. Harvey is a native Houstonian and a graduate of the University of Houston. He has studied fiction under the guidance of Rosellen Brown and Chitra Divakaruni at U of H. He has studied poetry under Joyce James and Cynthia MacDonald. In 1987, Charles was a 1st place prize recipient of PEN/Discovery for Cheeseburger, which went on to be published in the Ontario Review. In 1989 Charles Harvey was awarded the Cultural Arts Council of Houston Grant for Writers and Artists. Also in 1989 he was a finalist in the MacDonald's Literary Achievement Awards. Charles has been published in Soulfires, Story Magazine SHADE, High Infidelity, The James White Review, and others. He is the author of the novels The Butterfly Killer and The Road to Astroworld. He is also the author of several story and poetry collections. He is happy to be a part of Wes Writers and Publishers.

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A Christmas Carol like none other. See what a couple of Dozens Players have to say about Ebenezer Jenkins

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Review by: moniquereads on Dec. 24, 2012 :
Overall, I really enjoyed Charles Harvey's take on Charles Dicken's classic A Christmas Carol. It was a light humorous parody of a holiday classic.

The Good: Harvey's talent for writing shined through in this short story. It carried the story and made me want to read more. The characters were overall phone and amusing. I especially enjoyed Madd and Dog2020. During the first third of the book, I found myself trying to hold back laughter and highlighting funny passages.

The Bad: Unfortunately, when it came time for Ebenezer's learning his lesson and being visited by ghost the story began to stumble. It seemed rushed and I wished that more attention had been payed to the segment and the creative that had been displayed in the first third of the short story had continued.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: moniquereads on Dec. 24, 2012 :
Overall, I really enjoyed Charles Harvey's take on Charles Dicken's classic A Christmas Carol. It was a light humorous parody of a holiday classic.

The Good: Harvey's talent for writing shined through in this short story. It carried the story and made me want to read more. The characters were overall phone and amusing. I especially enjoyed Madd and Dog2020. During the first third of the book, I found myself trying to hold back laughter and highlighting funny passages.

The Bad: Unfortunately, when it came time for Ebenezer's learning his lesson and being visited by ghost the story began to stumble. It seemed rushed and I wished that more attention had been payed to the segment and the creative that had been displayed in the first third of the short story had continued.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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