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Thread: Janet Evanovich - Wicked Appetite

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    Janet Evanovich - Wicked Appetite

    I just read this book by Janet Evanovich. Total waste of time - and I loved - or at least liked - all 20 or so of the other books I've read written by her.

    I don't think I laughed out loud once! come to think of it, not even a wan smile!

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    Oh thats a shame....she is so good...is she done with the numbers. I read one of hers that was "Plum weird" that was about Diesel not any number...not great either...
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    The only Evanovich books I like are the Stephanie Plum series. All of her other serieses
    leave me cold.

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    This one has Diesel and Wulf (Diesel's cousin) - and Lizzy, a cupcake baker, is the main female.
    I liked the numbered Stephanie Plum ones better than the other ones.

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    A lot of my favorite authors have lost their steam over the years...Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky. I could go on and on, but it's too discouraging.

    I used to read theStephanie Plum books but I fell off the wagon on book 7 or 8, and the reviews I've read haven't coaxed me back on. I need some new authors. I like mysteries written by women!
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    Wasn't there an article about making a series of her Stephanie Plum character? If so, I either missed it or it never came to fruition. Inquiring minds want to know....LOL

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    I totally agree with you!!!
    And Nanamoms.....they made a movie but it was bland and boring IMHO. They didn't cast the characters very well ----
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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma View Post
    I totally agree with you!!!
    And Nanamoms.....they made a movie but it was bland and boring IMHO. They didn't cast the characters very well ----
    I think the guys would be MUCH better in my imagination than on screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    I think the guys would be MUCH better in my imagination than on screen.
    Just saw the movie last week. What a disappointment. The men were so different in my head. My Gosh! Joe is an Italian, but he sure didn't look like one. And Ranger...need I say more. How can they mess up such a great book.

    The books that are not part of Stephanie Plum series, leave me dry and I usually don't finish them.
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    I really liked the Plum series, but not sure of others yet. Haven't seen the movie either. Not sure I will!
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    My favorite newer author is Kristin Hanna.
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    I used to love Janet Evonovich, but like others, got sort of tired of the same story with a different set of characters. Poor Stephany doesn't ever seem to learn anything, and while Ranger is someone I think I might know, even he has gotten sort of stale with his undeveloping personality. I have read a few of her non-Plum books and thought, ho-hum. I keep reading her books though, thinking she'll catch that spark again, and my interest.
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    I have read 18 of the Plum series and I think they are entertaining. The movie hasn't come to our area, but I never like a movie after I have read a book or a series of books as I have the characters to my liking in my head ----especially Morelli :-)

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    I really like the Plum books but Steph needs to meet a real man. Ranger has a life that will never include her and Joe is just stuck in a family mold and he really never relates to her as a person with her own goals (she has not set any goals...so I can see how this can happen....but she will, soon, I am sure) he only sees her as an extension of himself and if he calls her stupid one more time I will slam the book closed. I had to laugh when the Mayor of Trenton was arrested by the FBI recently also the cop that lives in a duplex and they found a kidnapped person in his garage...and his credit card forging cousin lives in the other half of the duplex.........looks like pages out of several Janet Evanovich / Plum books. The movie cast Steph, Grandma, Lula, Connie, Vinnie, Alpha, and the cop married to her cousin ..... perfect casting......all the rest terrible.....Rex looked more like a gheane(sp?)pig than a hamster ! They gave one of the best lines in the book to a nosy waitress when it was Connie that said it. Sad.


    Another favorite author is Earlene Fowler and I recommend 'Love Mercy' and 'Saddlemakers Wife'.......the Benni Harper Mystery series that are named after Quilt Blocks are great but if you have never read any ...start with Fool's Puzzle...the second time I read them I made a point to read them in the order written, but they can stand alone.
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    About the Movie version of One For The Money:

    The screen writers actually used stuff from several of the first books.

    Oh, and when she put her gun in the cookie jar it was not a Brown Bear !!!!! why did they mess with that ??

    The car cast as Big Blue was messy and had pieces of chrome missing....we know Big Blue better than that !

    for a real laugh watch the frying pan move around on the burners when Joe is cooking and when he gets out of the van stopped directly behind her to confront Steph (who is driving his car) the signal changes and oops his van is behind another car.

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    I did not want to see the movie bacause of who was in the cast. I have not seen a new book by Sue Grafton in a long time. J A Jance is another fav author of mine. I like her original series better than the Joanne Brady one, but I think she has retired the Baumont character.

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    "V" came out a while ago....I think I read somewhere that "W" is to be realeased in Dec.2012

    OFTM movie is good and enjoyed by my friends that had never read any of the books, If you have read the books it is a dissapointment. Sad.....about that.


    the early Nevada Barr books are great not so keen on the last four.
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    My favorite new Author is Tricia Fields. She is a Tony Hillerman winner. The Territory is her first book.
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    Love a new author I found, Marie Bostwick. Her books are about running a quilt shop in a small northeastern town. The first book in the series is "A Single Thread." Then "A Thread So Thin," "A Thread of Truth," "Threading the Needle," and "Ties That Bind." There are five books so far in the Cobbled Court series and you need to read them in order so you get to know the characters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kathdavis View Post
    Just saw the movie last week. What a disappointment. The men were so different in my head. My Gosh! Joe is an Italian, but he sure didn't look like one. And Ranger...need I say more. How can they mess up such a great book.

    The books that are not part of Stephanie Plum series, leave me dry and I usually don't finish them.

    I really like the series. I liked the movie, but I agree, Ranger was so much more in my head! Needed to be more smoldering you know?? :-)
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    Had knee surgery 17 days ago so fill in time reading. Finished 1-18 so thought I would order Plum Weird for my ereader ---It's not as good as some of others but I am in know state to think or make decisions what to read.
    Glad some felt as I do . Have read some of M Boswick --very good Looking forward to seeing movie.

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