Posts Tagged ‘ humor ’

There’s Something (Odd) About Gilbert

December 24, 2013
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Sheldon Mason has decided he doesn’t want to be a recluse any longer: he’d rather just be dead. But when his upstairs neighbor – a drug dealer named Sam – interrupts his suicide attempt, gets him a job, and believes in him, Sheldon realizes maybe his inner demons are beatable. Of course, then he meets new demons… In Scott Bartlett‘s novel “Taking Stock” Sheldon struggles to make sense of his life, and starts to notice…

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Make Me One With the Woo-Woo

September 11, 2012
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We didn’t even have the term “midlife crisis” before 1965. It’s supposed to be the time when adults realize they’re mortal, after all. Not everyone has one. Debbianne DeRose has turned hers into a saucy memoir that is the oh-so-honest and humorous account of her personal journey through a string of compelling adventures and ideologies of the woo-woo kind. Her story begins with confusion and discontentment that catalyzes bold life changes and sends her roaming…

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If You’re Dead And You Know It, Clap Your Hands

August 14, 2012
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Inside a depressing Chicago hospital emergency room, just after Christmas one year, a naive and hapless accountant named Alan meets an elderly stick-in-the-mud named Jerry, and they strike up an odd companionship. And it is odd, indeed, because Jerry is dead and Alan’s almost there. In the new A.J. Knauss novel “Room Four,” Jerry – who has just passed away at age 87 – is stuck in the ER purgatory because, well, no doctor can…

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Murder, Mobsters, and Mayhem. And Romance.

August 10, 2012
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Honey Walker is a cab driver in a small New England town, where she’s friends with a fellow driver, and former prostitute, named Belle. In the new S.G. Rogers novel “The Taxi Chronicles,” Honey and Belle encounter thugs from the local, disorganized, chapter of organized crime who want to use the taxi company to move more than people. Honey and Belle leave a trail of bad guys wrapped in duct tape in their wake for…

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Hidden Masters vs Unspeakable Evil, A Tag Team Match

August 6, 2012
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There is trouble facing Blackpool. Somebody wants to turn it into a seedy tacky and depraved town. In Jack Barrow‘s adventure novel “The Hidden Masters and the Unspeakable Evil,” the Three Hidden Masters (two from Hemel Hempstead and one from Bricket Wood) must determine if a dark presence from the other side has risen up to conquer Britain’s northern holiday resorts. And they need to find out before it’s too late. But not to worry,…

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This Guy’s No Killer – He’s a Regular Teddy Bear

July 27, 2012
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His name: Thelonious T. Bear. Occupation: photojournalist. Current assignment: the Norfolk countryside, where he hopes to find the real England. But what Thelonious doesn’t realize is that danger lies ahead, as he stumbles upon gastro-pubs, crazed Audi drivers – and murder. And things go from bear to worse when Thelonious himself comes under suspicion. Add in a pair of hoods from London’s East End, a celebrity TV chef, and plenty of oddball local characters and…

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