Between the Covers: Stories from My Bookcase

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lady Killer

Normally, when I write-up a post about a familiar theme, I run a search on my blog so I can make references to earlier posts on the subject. I was surprised that a search on my blog with the keyword Scottoline only brought up four posts. I mean, isn't Lisa Scottoline one of my recent favorite authors? Have I really only read four of her novels? But I feel like I know the girls of Rosato & Associates so much. Haha.

I searched via Google too, and my post on my Bravejournal for Courting Trouble showed up, I mentioned Devil's Corner there too.

Anyway... I recently read another of Lisa's novels, and Mary DiNunzio once again takes center stage.

For me, it was the usual Scottoline experience. There's the familiarity with the characters, and the very comfortable and homey feel when Mary goes to her parents' house. Judy wasn't in the picture so much this time around though, it was really about Mary going her own way and dealing with the skeletons in her closet. There was a lot of mention of her husband Mike who had passed away, but I couldn't remember Mike at all! :(

It was not surprising how the book touched on the what ifs of life. Mary was wondering how life could have turned out if things were different in high school. Sometimes I think of crossroads I've gone through, and wonder how things could be had I chosen a different path. The good thing is, I have no reason to really regret any of the choices I made. Mary shouldn't regret any of hers either.

If there was something I didn't like about Lady Killer, it's that none of the Mean Girls turned out to be okay in their adulthood. No, scratch that. They apparently were happy with their lives and they probably even consider themselves successful. But it's so obvious that Mary was being held on a higher ground because she's now a lawyer and all that. The Mean Girls all worked in a beauty salon. They still had each other though, and they were still for the most part, Mean. Why couldn't Mean Girls have turned out to become lawyers too? Why couldn't they have made something else of themselves? Not ALL geeks turn out okay, and not all meanies turn out to be losers when they grow up. Haha.

Hays. I thought that if I tried focusing on something like a book I read, I would write and it would make sense. Apparently, it doesn't make a difference. I'm still stuck in a rut. Pfft.

I hope my awful writing doesn't turn you off on Lady Killer.

*This is a repost from my personal blog


jakill said...

Hi Vera. Thanks for sharing this. Im ashamed to say I didn't know this author before. Now I'll check her out.

And it wasn't awful writing. You should stop putting yourself down.

'Bye for now.

verabear said...

Aw thank you :) I just meant that my mood was still awful even after trying to write. But it's a lot better now :)