Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Book Review #60

I know that I set a goal for myself of reading more serious books this year, but I just can't do it most of the time. I think it has to do with the fact that I spend my day dealing with real-life issues, whether it be figuring out the best way to teach a difficult concept, or how to reach the student whose life is in shambles. So instead I revel in books like this one!

Plum Spooky (A Stephanie Plum Between the Numbers/Holiday Novel, #4) Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this "between-the-numbers" outing with Stephanie Plum. It reminded me of some of the early books, with a number of sheer belly laugh moments. Diesel is the featured male character in this novel, along with Wulf, his bad guy brother. Joe and Ranger are almost incidental although one of the funniest moments in the book occurs when Joe's brother Anthony is injured by an outraged girlfriend in a unique manner. (don't want to give it away!) Diesel is joined by Carl the Monkey as well as the troop of helmet-wearing monkeys Carl liberates. As usual, Stephanie's attempts to capture the FTA's lead her and Lula into danger and this time, Stephanie foils an evil plot to control the weather.

What can I say? I think this was one of the best installments in a while. The only thing I missed in this one was Grandma Mazur's direct involvement.

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Jennifer said...

This book is about three below the top of my stack. I may bump it up, all becasue of your rec!

Panhandle Jane said...

This book is on my list also. I'm waiting for it to become available on the OverDrive list. I understand completely what you mean about reading serious books. For one thing, I spend most of my days reading and teaching serious literature, and I want to have a little bit of fun sometimes. Reading a light or adventurous novel or listening to one as I knit or spin or clean is a welcome relief.