Category Archives: Humour

It’s About Your Husband by Lauren Lipton

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 340 pages, 2006 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: It’s that weakness for chick-lit. Synopsis: Thirty-three-year-old Iris Hedge has left California for a dream job in New York City, only to lose it to ‘restructuring’ before she’s … Continue reading

I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence by Amy Sedaris

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 304 pages, 2006 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: A few guest spots on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report and a few episodes of Strangers With Candy have resulted in much love for Amy Sedaris … Continue reading

The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 382 pages, 2006 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: Bet you can’t read just one. Synopsis: Detective Inspector Jack Spratt, along with the other members of the Nursery Crime Division, is hot on the … Continue reading

Yiddish with George and Laura by Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 108 pages, 2006 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: We’ll call this a tribute to the mid-term elections of our southern neighbours. Synopsis: George and Laura Bush take their daughters to visit George Sr and Barbara for … Continue reading

Miss Understanding by Stephanie Lessing

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 342 pages, 2006 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I loved She’s Got Issues, and after having the opportunity to interview Stephanie Lessing last year it was a sure thing that I’d be reading her next book … Continue reading

Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 310 pages, 2006 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: Why stop now? Synopsis: Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter, of the klutzy, mistake-prone sort. When the daughter of the oh-so-hot Ranger, one of her colleagues (if someone … Continue reading

The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 386 pages, 2005 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I’ve loved all of Fforde’s books. Synopsis: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall…or did he? Detective Inspector Jack Spratt … Continue reading

The Serial Killers Club by Jeff Povey

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass market June 2007), 279 pages, 2006 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: How could I resist something this wacky? Even the cover made me giggle. Synopsis: Oh, what’s a lonely serial killer to do? … Continue reading

Anonymous Lawyer by Jeremy Blachman

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 272 pages, 2006 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: A portable, fictional blog? Sounded intriguing. Synopsis: Anonymous Lawyer is a hiring partner at a huge law firm, and he didn’t get where he is … Continue reading