Category Archives: Humorous

Schadenfreude: A Handy Guide to the Glee Found in Others’ Misery, by Lawrence Dorfman (2013)

(nb: I received an Advance Review Copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss) Schadenfreude is one of my favorite German words, one of those like Zeitgeist that just doesn’t sound as good if we translate it into English. … Continue reading

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Exile on Slain Street (Clancy Parker Mysteries #2), by P.J. Morse (2013)

(nb: I received an Advance Review Copy from the publisher) “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.” This immortal line—often misattributed to Shakespeare—comes from William Congreve’s play, The Mourning Bride. … Continue reading

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Holidays in Hell, by P.J. O’Rourke (1988)

My good friend Amy is an honors student in journalism. She’s about to start her Senior Year as editor-in-chief of her college newspaper. Anyway, something she mentioned in a recent blog post was that she’d left for college, certain that … Continue reading

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Man v. Liver, by Neil Hinson & Paul Friedrich (2013)

The Life–and Sometimes Death–of the Party (nb: I received a review copy from the publisher via NetGalley) In my drinking days, I knew a lot of men like “Man.” The synopsis describes him as being, “witty, carefree, and probably not … Continue reading

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Sweet, Decadent, and Fun: “Skinny Bitch in Love,” by Kim Barnouin (2013)

(nb: I received an advance review copy from the publisher via NetGalley) The “opposites attract” leitmotif is a standard in modern fiction. The straight cop ends up with the bumbling private investigator; the rich guy ends up with a streetwalker. … Continue reading

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Unpredictable, by Eileen Cook (2007)

In Eileen Cook’s “Unpredictable,” Sophie Kintock finds herself at a low point. Her boyfriend of six years, Doug, has moved out, and Sophie is having a difficult time letting go. This is why she finds herself in his new, chic … Continue reading

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Heavy Mental: A Clancy Parker Mystery, by P.J. Morse (2012)

Heavy Mental: A Clancy Parker Mystery by P.J. Morse My rating: 4 of 5 stars (NB: I received a review copy of this novel from the publisher) Life isn’t bad for Clancy Parker. It’s a warm October afternoon in San … Continue reading

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