Enough gore and excitement for everyone’s stockings
I really enjoyed Manic Christmas. For a Christmas story, it had it all. A creepy mall Santa, bad Hallmark movies, alleyway sex, escalator troubles, and a very pissed off elf. It was great and hilarious with huge heaps of blood and gore!
The violent minx is back
I'm never having Angry Girl over for Christmas dinner.
Ho! Ho! Ho! Manic Christmas Everyone!
For "Snowflake," there's perhaps no greater torture than performing as a Christmas elf at the mall. Understandably, she'd feel that way, from the pedophile Santa to the grimy, screaming children. It doesn't get much worse than that. Except for maybe being subjected to a hot box apartment with no air conditioning, a bare trickle of water pressure, and an elderly neighbor who listens to her television far too loud for anyone not hard of hearing. She's got problems, but it's about to get more interesting. She's about to make them your problems instead. With irreverence and humor, Lindsay Crook assaults the hyper-commercialized Christmas holiday. She also sets her sights on inconsiderate neighbors, annoying coworkers, perverts, and Karens through the proxy of her protagonist, exhibiting knee-jerk reactions of violence that every reader is sure to relate to. How much chaos can one Christmas elf cause in the week before Christmas? You might be surprised. As with the previous Manic story, Crook manages to hit on topics from misogyny to miserable workplace conditions, while also attacking the seeming ubiquitousness of perverse male behavior, from the security guard to the mall Santa. Sure, it's a fun romp as well, but there's a whole lot of uncomfortable truth in this story as well.
Now I want to be Santa's Helper! One thing I can say, don't piss Manic Girl off! It won't work out well for you! Lindsay Crook has done it again! She writes these short stories that say so much! Bravo! A new Christmas classic!
HAHA! GOT EEM!
It's that time again. Old Saint Pervy Claus is in all the malls and he's listening to the snot-nosed kids ramble on about what they want, knowing they really don't deserve it. Good thing we know a girl who's good at fixing all that. Angry girl is back and more ass-kicking than ever.