Saturday, September 24, 2011

Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett

Everyone knows the classic tale, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. If you don’t, what rock have you been living under all these years?! A Christmas Carol for many of us is an age old tradition that we have enjoyed since we were children, a story that is brought out every year around the holidays to remind us all that we should be good people and treat others well. The tale of Ebenezer Scrooge is one we all know and love but what about his partner Marley? Have you ever wondered how he ended up in those chains? Why didn’t he have a story of redemption? Who’s idea was it for him to have that life altering visit with Scrooge? All these questions and more are answered in R. Williams Bennett’s book Jacob T. Marley. I really enjoyed this book, not as much as I did A Christmas Carol but then you can’t really beat a classic no matter how good you are. Anyways, I found this book to be a refreshing take on a classic tale. Jacob T. Marley reminds me a great deal of the book Wicked, not in the fact that they have anything in common but in the fact that they both go beyond the original. Its true there really is two sides to every story. A story for the ages this book isn’t about remorse and redemption like A Christmas Carl but a story about the power of our choices and the consequences that they have. I give it two thumbs up. My Opinion Might Not Be Yours but if you enjoy Dickens’ version you’re sure to enjoy Bennett’s.


  1. Interesting, I didn't know they made a book based on Jacob Marley. Should be really good and great review!

    Cursef of the Bibliophile

  2. It hasn't been released just, I lucked out and got an ARC. Book will be released October 12, 2011.