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Carol for Another Christmas [NOOK Book]

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Awakened by the password “humbug,” Ebenezer Scrooge is back—this time as a ghost in the computer of workaholic Monica Banks, in this wry and heartwarming modern take on the Dickens classic.
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Carol for Another Christmas

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Overview

Awakened by the password “humbug,” Ebenezer Scrooge is back—this time as a ghost in the computer of workaholic Monica Banks, in this wry and heartwarming modern take on the Dickens classic.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Poor Charles Dickens. Not only has A Christmas Carol been made into an animated feature film with Mr. Magoo as its lead, but now it has suffered the further indignity of being charmlessly transposed by Scarborough a 1989 Nebula Award winner for The Healer's War into the computer age. Ebenezeer Scrooge dies a beloved man five years after the events of the Dickens story, only to be awakened from his eternal slumber. Scrooge, it seems, has been chosen to take his own turn as a moralizing spirit. On Christmas Eve, in modern-day Seattle, the insensitive and sarcastic Monica "Money" Banks, sole inheritor of her brother Doug's international computer company, Databanks, refuses to give her staff time off for the holiday. She demands that her employees complete work on a sinister new software surveillance program contracted by the U.S. government for delivery on January 1, even though her staff assures her that the program will never fly. Meanwhile, eight-year-old Tina Timmons, suffering from a faulty heart valve and a physical deformity, has been secreted in a deserted office while her grandfather performs janitorial duties. Playing with a computer, Tina is befriended online by a mysterious man named Doug, whom she innocently assists in creating a program designed to "help somebody become a better person." When Doug offers Monica a chance to change, she refuses, leaving it to Scrooge to whisk her into a spectral software program designed especially to open the eyes of "the Queen of Mean of the Computer World." This is trite and simplistic modernization of a timeless classic. In a word: humbug! Nov.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101161432
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/30/2008
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 441 KB

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  • Posted May 22, 2009

    It's Scrooge as AI in a computer.

    We know the plot. She almost made her version believable, at least as believable as Dicken's version. The humor is wonderful. I'm a fan of fantasy books where someone from our world falls into another world by whatever means. This is not a classic. It's pure escapism and humor and there's nothing wrong with that!

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