"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Shakespeare's Landlord (A Lily Bard Mystery #1) by Charlaine Harris

Ever on the hunt for a series that will fill the requirement for light and brainless reading I gave another Charlaine Harris creation a try. Sookie Stackhouse remains Harris' greatest written accomplishment but this wasn't a bad story. It isn't a good replacement for Sookie or Lisa Lutz's Spellman series but those are admittedly, big sitcom-type literary shoes to fill. There is no humor in main character Lily Bard but she does inspire the desire to take a karate class or eat more stir fry. Very few of my life experiences instigated an inspired look at stir fry so that in itself is a notable accomplishment.... While I'm still on the hunt for the goofball series that will take me away from anything resembling intellectual stimulation or intelligent thought provocation, I may take a look at one more Lily Bard mystery before I decide if I'm committed to the karate chopping resident of Shakespeare or if we're both better off going our separate ways... 

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