Saturday, December 06, 2008


Carrot Cake Murder
by Joanne Fluke

What can I say, I was running low on reading material and there's no way I'm spending 5 days with the family without some escape.

There's a random murder in the book. They solve it. Doesn't matter. I spent the whole time being amazed at the stupidity of the main characters. And don't worry, if the author is anything like them, she'll never find this review and yell at me.

Hannah is supposedly a 30-something woman who owns a successful business. However, she doesn't know how to use her effing cell phone - there's repeated descriptions of how someone programs in a different ring tone (!!!), she's all shocked when someone knows she's the caller when they answer their cell phone, etc. She can barely use the internet (see, we're safe!), and just barely manages to log on, being partially motivated by her mother also managing to use the interwebs. The various supporting characters don't know what a knockoff purse is. And there was something else infuriatingly stupid that I've forgotten but refuse to browse through to find it. Most importantly, though the characters react to technology like it's 1992, the book was published in 2008. Oy.

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