Monday, February 19, 2007

Bad Joke and Fun Book

photo found on flickr, taken by Ron Richardson

What's the difference between a bad skydiver and a bad golfer?

A bad golfer goes, WHACK, "Damn!"

A bad skydiver goes, "Damn!" WHACK.

Is your Monday a little brighter now? (heh heh)

This is one of many bad (but very fun) jokes in Designed to Dieby Chloe Green. I just found this mystery series and am liking it very much. The protagonist is a fashion stylist, which provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of fashion with its delicious clothes, high price tags, and intriguing people. I wish Green would pack even more fashion detail into these books -- it's one of the best parts.

Also fun is the flirtation among characters, which provides sexual heat without explicit detail. After some of Laurell K. Hamilton's latest, this is a refreshing change. Not that I'm against sexual detail in books. (Mom, don't read this!) If it's hot, bring it on. But sometimes it's good just to have a hint.

The mystery aspect is fairly unbelievable, and I wished for more development of some of the characters, but I'd still recommend this book as a fun read, or even better, a fun listen. C. J. Critt does the audiobook, and she's absolutely perfect for it. Mom, see if you can get this for your trip. (I knew you were still reading!)

3 comments:

ron said...

thanks for using my photo!

LLA said...

hee hee hee...

I'm going to wandering around repeating "damn. whack!" to myself and giggling like a madwoman.

Thanks for sharing this! (and the book review too - always interested in what other people are reading...)

Mom said...

OK, you caught me - I did read to the end. I wrote down Chloe Green's name in my page of authors to look up tomorrow at the local library AND then I finished reading your blog. Too late, and I had already been on your wave length about putting it on my list. Scarey!