Kiss My Carol!

A Christmas Carol Comedy For Nutballs

Fiction - Holiday
84 Pages
Reviewed on 11/18/2022
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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

Get ready for a bellyful of laughter and embrace the Christmas spirit like never before with Nicholas Rose's Kiss My Carol! A novella parodying A Christmas Carol, this book follows the famous Ebenezer Scrooge and all the other beloved characters of Charles Dickens's timeless story with a slightly adult narrative twist to make things spicier. It's the year 1843, and Scrooge still hates Christmas and all it entails. On Christmas Eve, he refuses to pay something extra to his clerk Bob Cratchit, pees on carolers, and by and large continues to be a stain on humanity. But after a ghostly visit from his former partner Jacob Marley and a couple of other ghosts, Scrooge slowly begins to learn the lessons he should have learned ages ago. Now can he redeem himself?

If you're an adult, this outrageously hilarious rendition of A Christmas Carol, with a foul-mouthed version of Ebenezer Scrooge, is just what you need for this year's Christmas. Author Nicholas Rose puts a fresh twist on the beloved characters of Dickens, taking their character quirks to new heights and creating a thoroughly entertaining narrative in the process. Rose wastes no time setting up the characters and the plot, and it's a blistering wild ride from start to finish. The colorful characters leap off the pages, and as a reader, you can't help but see them in a new light. If you're looking for a Christmas tale to leave you in stitches, Kiss My Carol! is just the book for you.

Maria Victoria Beltran

Kiss My Carol! A Christmas Carol Comedy For Nutballs by Nicolas Rose is a hilarious parody of the novella A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Ebenezer Scrooge is a greedy miser who hates Christmas. In this version, Mr. Scrooge is even more disgusting and cruel. He is visited by four ghosts; Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas present, past, and future and so he can reflect on his past and present, and see his future. The book is composed of nine chapters with silly titles like Merry Christmas! Blow it Out Your Ass! And Well, That Was a Switch! This is a story about a grumpy, selfish old man who believes homeless people should go to prison. He hates Christmas and is not generous to anyone, not even to himself. Then one freezing cold night, he is haunted by Christmas ghosts. Can they make a generous man out of Scrooge?

Nicolas Rose’s Kiss My Carol! A Christmas Carol Comedy For Nutballs borders on mockery as it uses humor to make a comedic commentary on Charles Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol. Using hyperbole, inversion, and trivialization, the author makes fun of the characteristics of Ebenezer Scrooge to emphasize his shortcomings. If you enjoy slapstick comedy, this book is for you. In the original version, the Cratchit family highlights the struggles of the poor in Victorian society. Working as Scrooge’s clerk in unpleasant conditions without complaint and too timid to ask to go home to his family early on Christmas Eve, Bob Cratchit may well represent today’s corporate slaves. Wishing you a hearty laugh with this book, this Christmas.