A rip-roaring start. Wacky characters and wacky situations. Excellent word choices and descriptions (Davies really is quite a wordsmith). My only gripe with this novel is that the climax goes on a bit too long. The denouement was satisfying, though. I had fun reading this, and will check out other books by Davies.
"Smokin' Seventeen" by Janet Evanovich
Anyone who knows Sasha and Jill, knows that the Stephanie Plum series is a perennial fave. This time the plot is a wee bit stronger and tighter, which makes an enjoyeble book even more of a treat. Lula is as irrepressible as ever. The romantic tension between Stephanie and Morelli, and Stephanie and Rangers is dialed up to ten. Grandma Mazur is ever the pip. Reading a Stephanie Plum novel is like getting together with dear old friends.
"Shades of Grey" by Jasper Fforde
I love the "Thursday Next" series and the "Nursery Crimes" series, so it's no surprise that I dug right into this - I began reading it on Tuesday and finished it on Wednesday. I laughed out loud at several pages. Fantanstic, fun Fforde! I can't wait for the next books in the series.