Hemning Sternberg (moonshadow) wrote,
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The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz

Title: The Spellman Files
Author: Lisa Lutz
Series: Spellmans, #1
Genre: Comedic contemporary mystery.
Reason for Reading: I read many reviews that said it was hilarious.
Pages: 442, plus a sneak preview of Curse of the Spellmans
Copyright Date: 2007
Cover: Bright blue. Raised title letters in yellow, a thumbprint in the background.
First line: "I duck into the parking garage, hoping to escape."
Best part: Sometimes it's really satisfying to be reminded of problems you don't have.
Worst part: It took me two separate library checkouts to finish this book. I had a hard time getting into it at the beginning, I think.
Imaginary Theme Song: "We Are Family" by the Pointer Sisters
Grade: C+
Recommended for: Anyone who needs a laugh or wants to feel good about a somewhat dull existence.
Related Reads: LA Outlaws by T. Jefferson Parker, Agnes and the Hit Man by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, Murder With Peacocks by Donna Andrews.

This book is too wacky for a summary. I loved the unusual format, the ability of the author to make a somewhat simple plot hilarious with human complications, and the characters. I recommend it.
Tags: books 2009, fiction
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