Leave it to a dude who writes about toxic germs for a living (”The Hot Zone”) to create a boozy, smelly Santa who’s even more down-and-out than Jimmy Stewart’s George Bailey on the bridge. Nonetheless, the humans in this lovely love story, The Boat of Dreams – a family in desperate need of yuletide spirit after they hear that their patriarch has been killed in Vietnam – are absolutely enchanting. Richard Preston’s slight, slender, and heartfelt tale succeeds in its holiday aim, bringing both a Christmas tear and Christmas cheer.
The Boat of DreamsLeave it to a dude who writes about toxic germs for a living (''The Hot Zone'') to create a boozy, smelly Santa who's even more down-and-out than Jimmy...The Boat of DreamsFictionRichard PrestonLeave it to a dude who writes about toxic germs for a living (''The Hot Zone'') to create a boozy, smelly Santa who's even more down-and-out than Jimmy...2003-12-24
Genre: Fiction; Author: Richard Preston
Posted December 24 2003 — 12:00 AM EST
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