Thursday, December 9, 2010

Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich

LOL I loved this one :-)

Okay, so I have "bad" taste. Guess what? I don't give a dime :-D

I know it was more delightful to read Grisham's and Evanovich's Christmas stories than aspire to palestrically drudge through the amaranthine locutions of Franzen...

"Christmas in bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's world isn't quite like Christmas in Whoville. With only four days to go before December 25, she doesn't have a decorated tree in her apartment or any presents bought. Plus she's chasing an elusive bail-jumper named Sandy Claws; a hunky guy named Diesel is literally popping in and out of her apartment; and a mob of manic elves is threatening to assault her with cookies. The end result is that Stephanie is feeling a tad stressed over the holiday season. Life isn't any calmer over at her parents' home in the Burg, where Grandma Mazur is dating a new octogenarian stud muffin; sister Valerie is wailing over some unwelcome news; and Stephanie's mother is coping by belting back tumblers of Red Roses in the kitchen. Just where is the elusive Mr. Claws hiding, and why? What's causing the power blackouts all over Trenton? And what about the mysterious villain, Mr. Ring? Is all of this real, or is Stephanie just having a very bad dream?"

I like Steph, Diesel and granny with studmuffins and rainbowy teeth :-D


Henric C. Jensen said...

Love the third paragraph :D ROTFLAMO

Helena said...

Oh swell. Now I have to go look up the words palestrically and amaranthine.

Henric C. Jensen said...

Of or pertaining to the palestra, or to wrestling.
Definition of AMARANTH
: any of a large genus (Amaranthus of the family Amaranthaceae, the amaranth family) of coarse annual herbs including forms cultivated as food crops and various pigweeds
: a flower that never fades
: a red azo dye
Origin of AMARANTH
Latin amarantus, a flower, from Greek amaranton, from neuter of amarantos unfading, from a- + marainein to waste away
First Known Use: 1616
: a particular form of expression or a peculiarity of phrasing; especially : a word or expression characteristic of a region, group, or cultural level
: style of discourse : phraseology
See locution defined for English-language learners »
Examples of LOCUTION

1. We were taught to avoid certain locutions when speaking.

Ketutar said...

1. of or like the amaranth.
2. unfading; everlasting, endless
3. of purplish-red color

I chose it as a synonyme to endless because of the "purplish-red" meaning.

"Purple prose is a term of literary criticism used to describe passages, or sometimes entire literary works, written in prose so overly extravagant, ornate, or flowery as to break the flow and draw attention to itself."

Hart Johnson said...

Ha! Glad you enjoyed that. I'm encouraged. I read a Stephanie Plum one not long ago, but the plot was dumb--the one you read sounds a lot better. I DO love the characters.