Monday, February 27, 2012
Review: Plum Lucky
Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
The "between the numbers" books, in my opinion, don't add anything to the rest of the series, though they can be fun for the hardcore fans.
In this installment, Stephanie's Grandma Mazur finds a duffel bag full of money, and goes off to Atlantic City to spend it. Diesel, who only shows up in these books and is never mentioned in the main timeline, appears because he's looking for the guy who stole the money in the first place. Turns out the guy thinks he's a leprechaun, and can talk to animals.
To which I remarked, "Now these are just getting silly."
I can't think of a single reason to read this one, unless you're a huge Stephanie Plum fan and need something to do until the next one comes out. There's no character insight, nothing that doesn't happen in any of the other books, no progression, and the humor was lackluster. The big punch line centers around horse farts.
I listened to the audio edition, and the same narrator who's been reading most of the books read for this one. She makes each character's dialogue sound slightly different, so it's easy to tell who's speaking. It definitely feels like less of a waste of time to listen to these in the car than it would if I was taking precious reading time from other physical books.
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