Archive for November 30th, 2015

Book Review: Kiss Me When I’m Dead

Kiss me . . . any time! — YUR

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KissMeDead

RATING: 5 STARS

f you’re a fan of pulp noir fiction, you’ll love this thriller. Set in modern London, Kiss Me When I’m Dead is a detective novel narrated by the main protagonist, Daniel Beckett. He’s a womanizing, witty private detective with an air of mystery and street savvy that hints to a darker, immoral past. The narration is written in a stream of consciousness style, similar to Raymond Chandler’s hard-boiled detective fiction. In between searching for clues, he hooks up with many dangerous women. The continuous action captivated me to read “just one more chapter”…. yet I read it beyond the next chapter, until the end. There are some (non-gratuitous) sex scenes throughout the book, but it was presented in a tasteful manner

This tightly written, suspenseful novel with sharp dialogue and an unexpected ending is highly recommended for lovers of pulp fiction detective stories.

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Jumble Spoiler – 11/30/15

A glass of Beaujolais red wine with salad as b...

A glass of Beaujolais red wine with salad as background. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Backstage breakthrough.

ROGMO  =  GROOM,  WONOS  =  SWOON,  SOMTED  =  MODEST,  CEBRIK  =  BICKER   —   Giving us:  GROSONMDSIER

Clue/Question:  The TV chef came up with the new salad concept in her – – –

English: Harry in the set

English: Harry in the set (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  DRESSING ROOM

(Very nice.  There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles appear to be new.  “Bicker” is a great word.  It reminds me of an old . . . “friend”.  We don’t see “swoon” used too much these days.  The answer letter layout was wonderfully cryptic.  Nothing given away there.  The cartoon – while a little far-fetched – was beautifully detailed.  Lots to like here.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/30/15

English: Unity Church in Unity Village, Missouri

English: Unity Church in Unity Village, Missouri (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.”   —   Marianne Williamson

(I guess this is another way of saying:  Do not hide your light  under a bushel, which has its merits.  But, like with many sayings, there is the opposite saying of:  Just because you’re the smartest person in the room it doesn’t mean you have to act like it.  There is also merit in humility.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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