Monday, April 13, 2009

Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz

I was thrilled to discover that Lisa Lutz had written not one, but TWO more books about the Spellmans. I finished up the second one this weekend and was not disappointed. I'm not going to go into detail, because if you haven't read the first one it won't matter much.

I think this was just as good as the first one. I did actually figure out more of the mysteries, but they were still creative and suspenseful. Mostly I enjoy these books because they are funny, entertaining, and the characters are likable and well-developed. David plays a smaller role in this one, and there are some sad events.

One line I particularly liked,
"After my teeth cleaning and reminder of my all-around mediocrity, I needed a stiff drink."
I don't drink, but I could substitute "a stiff drink" with a fattening treat. Needless to say, I can relate.

Also the on going theme of the ex-Olympians cracked me up.

This time the book jacket describes Izzy as "part Bridget Jones, part Columbo."

I enjoyed this book, I recommend it (again, note that there is some interspersed swearing), and I'm equally stoked to read #3!


Betsy said...

Hey, I just finished the first one last week and LOVED it! I also just figured out there's two more and have the next one on hold at the library. Thanks for the great recommendation. What a super fun read.

PS I LOVED, LOVED The Elegance of the Hedgehog. LOVED. I think I read every single book you review, so if for no one else, please keep your blog going! :) Thanks!

Kammy T said...

I'm so glad! I really enjoyed them, but I kind of wondered if everyone else would too. You know, they are so different, but just FUN! I'm also glad you liked the Hedgehog. Even though I didn't totally LOVE the ending, I think it was well done and hopeful.

Kim Edwards said...

I can't believe you just finished reading it over the weekend! When did you find the time?

I loved seeing you Friday! Your family is so great.... I wish I could spend so much more time with you!

Hayley's Comment said...

I love Bridget Jones and Colombo so now I'm going to have to read these books! Do you have them to borrow? Or did you library them? PS-We really need to see each other!

Kammy T said...

Hayley--I did get them both from the library! Sorry. And yes, it's been too long!