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The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
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Jan 01, 12

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Read in January, 2012

A deeply hilarious book about Isabel Spellman, a PI in San Francisco, who works for her parents' firm. The entire Spellman family is deeply weird but strangely functional. I loved it, the whole thing: the quirky anecdotes about the family, the list of ex-boyfriends, the younger sister addicted to surveillance.

One small warning: before you read this book, take the concept of plot, put it in a drawer in a closet, and don't come back to it until you are done. It is a non-linear book, and it doesn't have an ordinary crime-investigation-resolution progression. You just have to roll with it.
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Jill Thank you for recommending this book. My daughter read the series last year and loved it but I totally forgot about it until seeing your review. It was a great relaxing weekend read.


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Shelley Good enough for me, you liked it, another favorite author sent me a recommendation, my next read will be this book.


Sally Your review persuaded me to read this, Ilona. I just did and it's magnificent.


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