Sunday, June 15, 2008

Three to Get Deadly

Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich was originally released in 1998. My paperback copy has 321 pages. This is an easy, enjoyable read full of one liners. This is one of three novels by Evanovich that were given to me. I can see where I could grow weary of the glib dialogue, crude humor, swearing, and oneliners, but we'll see. I'll start the next one. It's ok, but not quite up to recommended. Rating: 2.9

Synopsis from cover:
"A 'saintly' old candy-store owner is on the lam-and bounty hunter extraordinaire Stephanie Plum is on the case. As the body count rises, Stephanie finds herself dealing with dead drug dealers and slippery fugitives on the chase of her life. And with the help of eccentric friends and family, Steph must see to it that this case doesn't end up being her last..."


" 'You've been a bounty hunter for five...months. What's the big deal?'
'This is Uncle Mo....I can't apprehend Uncle Mo. Everyone will hate me. My mother will hate me. My best friend will hate me.'
'Mo jumped bail. That makes him a slimeball. That's all that counts." pg. 1

"Moses Bedemeir is a solid burg citizen. Over time, Mo and his linoleum have aged, so that both have some pieces chipped at the corners the burg Uncle Mo's is as close as we come to a historic treasure." pg. 2

"Adaptation is one of the great advantages to being born and bred in Jersey. We're simply not bested by bad hair or tainted water. We're like catfish with lungs. Take us out of our environment and we can grow whatever body parts we need to survive. After Jersey the rest of the country's a piece of cake. You want to send someone into a fallout zone? Get him from Jersey. He'll be fine." pg. 14

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