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26 May 2017

Chocolate Chocolate Moons AND Sherlock Mars by Jackie Kingon (Book Beginnings & Friday 56)

Once upon a time, not very many years ago, I found myself more-or-less begging some of my author "friends" on Facebook for at least one of them to come up with a fun cozy mystery series set in space. What could be better for a geek like myself? I had several "well, that would be interesting" ... but none of them took me up on the idea. One suggested that I write one myself, but my brain just isn't quite that creative. I took a creative writing class or two in college and had one short story published in a magazine when I was in high school, but I'm apparently far more suited to just rambling on about other people's creative leanings.

Imagine my delight, then, when I was poking around NetGalley and came upon something called Sherlock Mars. A comedic mystery set ... you betcha ... on Mars! Even better? It's the second in a series following Chocolate Chocolate Moons! Comedy, mystery, space AND chocolate?!? I grabbed myself a copy of CCM, sat back, and laughed through Kington's glimpse of the 24th century. And then I continued the ride straight into the next book. 

The heroine, Molly, is kind of like the love-child of Veronica Mars and Arthur Dent -- with more than a little bit of Sara Lee mixed in (as in the cheesecake I'm now craving).  There are definitely aspects of this that I can see not appealing to some. The humor is absurd and punny, much like Piers Anthony's Xanth books. Even for me -- a great lover of puns and Xanth -- it was a bit much to take sometimes and I found myself skimming here and there. (Enough so that I plowed through most of both books in less than 24-hours.) 

Is there such a thing as a book hangover?

As always, Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice & Book Beginnings is at Rose City ReaderBoth of the "Friday 56" quotes this week are from the 56% marks of the ebooks.



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8 comments:

  1. What fun! I love the characters' names and the situations. Enjoy! Here's mine: “IT’S ALWAYS THE HUSBAND”

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  2. Sorry. Not for me! Puns make me grit my teeth. This week I'm reading Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost. Happy reading!

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  3. Mmmm...chocolate! Both books sound interesting!

    Here’s my Friday 56!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  4. Sounds interesting!! Happy weekend!

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  5. Erg! I've got this one waiting to be read and reviewed - and I'm NOT a fan of puns... I do hope the storyline is a good one! Thank you for your review:)

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    1. Good luck! I couldn't bring myself to finish it when all was said and done.

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  6. Hmm, Sherlock Mars - sounds good to me!

    Lauren @ Always Me

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