Death by Chit Lit

Death By Chick LitA book about books- so very clever.

I sound sarcastic, hmmm.

I don't mean to, to a certain level it is clever. "They" tell authors- write what you know. Well this author knew how to be an author, how to live in New York, she knew the publishing scene and the crazy-ness of getting published. So she wrote about it.

The title says it all. This is a mystery in which murdered ChickLit authors are showing up around New York City-it's the new heroin chic. Spoiler Alert*** Only it turns out these ladies aren't writing their own books. Quelle Surprise. So therefore they deserve what they get. No, that's not what I think...that's the lightly veiled theme- a little bitter, my darling Lynn?

Lola is a happily married 30-something young Sex in the City Girl stumbling across the bodies of her fellow authors. Well what's a girl to do- but figure out who is knocking off the It-girls of the ChickLit world. And if the investigation happens to boost the sales of Lola own book Pink Slip and give her a lead-in for her next novel well all the better.

Lola is actually likable character, married to an equally likable husband. Their in-jokes are surprisingly modern, sprinkled with 'nerd humor'. Something you don't really see in today's literature very often (unless you are reading a lot of YA). This banter added a level of entertainment to an otherwise predictable mystery.

Worth killing a few hours with-especially if you can manage it poolside, with a margarita in hand, and a pool boy. A cute pool boy. Never mind, forget the pool boy. You'll never get any reading done.


Candace said...

LOL! I love that last part. Yeah, better forget the pool boy. Sounds like an interesting book though. I never heard of it.
Thanks for hopping by my blog! I'm doing the same!

Tammy said...

Just hopped by to say hi. Gotta love this Book Hop. I've found so many cool sites-including yours. Just became a follower because I love your honesty and sense of humor. Keep up the good work!

Juju at Tales of said...

Sounds cute. I love nerd humor.

Susieqtpies said...

Love the review! Thanks for stopping in at my blog during the book bloggers blog hop! Scraps of Life

LiLu said...

Hahaha, I love this! You should post a book review "ranking system"... like, good by the pool with a margarita, you will read this book even as you're jumping out of a place, or you would sooner have herpes of the eye than finish this book.



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