Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Eleven on Top

One of the best things about reading a Stephaine Plum book by Janet Evanovich is that I can get through one of the novels in a day. "Eleven on Top" was no exception. It helped to pass the time at work today. Stephaine Plum is back and tired of being a bond apprehension agent or bounty hunter. The novel opens with Stephanie turning in her badge and by the end of the book she still isn't back working for her sleazy cousin Vinnie. This was a nice turn of events for story lines that all too often closely mirror each other. Of course Stephanie gets into plenty of trouble, losing several jobs on the first day and being stalked by someone from her past. Evanovich crafts another amusing and satisfying novel in Trenton, New Jersey. If you're not reading this series, you don't know what you're missing. I, however, will be taking a break and will be moving on to heavier subjects for the time being. Once again, recommended.

Some quotes from the book:

"Lula's a size-sixteen black woman squashed into size-ten leopard print spandex. And the weird thing is, in her own way, Lula looks pretty good in the animal spandex."

"Dollars to doughnuts, my mother was in the kitchen ironing. Some people popped pills when things turned sour. Some hit the bottle. My mother's drug of choice was ironing. My mother ironed away life's frustrations."

"I ran through the store gathering together some basic foods. Bread, cheese, Tastykakes, peanut butter, cereal, milk, Tastykakes, eggs, frozen pizza, Tastykakes, orange juice, apples, lunch meat, and Tastykakes."

Car deaths: 3

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