Tuesday, October 9, 2007

“Seven Up” by Janet Evonovich

Seven Up” by Janet Evonovich
2001, St. Martin’s Press
ISBN: 0-312-26584-0

Seven Up” by Janet Evonovich is a Stephanie Plum novel. Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter. You know the tv shows, “Dog” and “Bounty Hunter Girls”? Right. This is better. Those are G rated. This one is R. Plus, it’s funnier than hell.

Stephanie is on the job trying to bring Eddie DeChooch in because he didn’t go to court. He’s got to be in his 80’s. He can’t see. He can’t pee. He can’t get an erection. He eludes her throughout the book. Every time she gets this close to having him in cuffs he leaves. It gets embarrassing, except I laughed so hard reading this book.

Grandma Mazur gets kidnapped by Eddie. At first she thought it might be some sort of kinky sex game until she realized that she’d been kidnapped. Stephanie rescues her grandmother and then gets kidnapped herself. Dougie and Mooner, stoned throughout the book, get kidnapped. Everybody gets kidnapped.

I know when I pick a Stephanie Plum book up from the library I’m going to be enjoying myself. It’s a sense of anticipation I used to get when I bought a fifth of rum. Weird. I used to drink. I stopped drinking 8 years ago. But, I remember what it was like. Fine. Rum and coke. Yup. I can’t do that anymore, but I can read and I dearly love to read this fine series of books. I think Janet Evonovich has written 13 for Stephanie. I’ve got a ways to go before I finish.


Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Thanks for the great review!!! This is a must read. :D

Super blog!!!


Anonymous said...

I just started this series a couple or so months back with the first book. I've been so busy that I haven't had a chance to read book two!

Lori said...

I love series mysteries (check out my blog if you want to see some reviews :-). I haven't tried this author but it sounds like I'd enjoy her. Thanks for the review.

1minutebookreviewswordpresscp, said...

I haven't read this series but grew up less than an hour from Trenton, where it's set. Trenton used to (and may still have) a sign at the entrance to the city that said, "Trenton Makes, the World Takes." I wonder if it's in the books?

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