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Curse of the Spellmans (Spellman Files Series #2)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Funny Style!

I love this series, but this is my favorite of the three I've read, so far. It's really out there as far as the story line and the characters. The writing is quite funny and I enjoyed it all throughout the series. My favorite recurring line is: "I have no idea what y...
I love this series, but this is my favorite of the three I've read, so far. It's really out there as far as the story line and the characters. The writing is quite funny and I enjoyed it all throughout the series. My favorite recurring line is: "I have no idea what you're talking about." Read it and find out!!

posted by NookaholicIL on July 3, 2010

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Curse of the Spellmans

I found the writing style childish and very difficult to follow. The characters were unrealistic. I felt she was trying to write in the style of Janet Ivanovich but she very badly missed the mark. I read about 50 pages and gave it to the book charity drive at Dominick's...
I found the writing style childish and very difficult to follow. The characters were unrealistic. I felt she was trying to write in the style of Janet Ivanovich but she very badly missed the mark. I read about 50 pages and gave it to the book charity drive at Dominick's.

posted by BookloverBRONX on February 13, 2010

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  • Posted March 20, 2010

    Waste of time!

    The first book in this series, "The Spellman Files" was fun to read. The novel way of adding footnotes to explain past references, etc. was refreshing. When I picked up this second book in the series the same approach was tedious and detracted from the plot and the character development. I kept hoping that some of the characters had developed a semblance of at least a minimal intelligence! The younger sister needs to have a "time out" for the sake of the readers...at least be sent to her room for an extended period. I can't say how disappointed I was in this book. The author needs to change her style. I don't think I would ever buy another book in this series.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    Ok

    Not the best books. Really wouldnt recommend. Too much writing for such a dull story author could of said the same in 100 pages.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2009

    I can't believe I read the whole book!

    There have been many books that I have read that I wished would never end because they were so good. This is one book that I thought would never end. The characters are quirky (putting it mildly) and also extremely annoying. None of them seem to have any sense of normal parameters in dealing with friends, neighbors, family, or any others they come in contact with in their daily lives. The many annotations on almost every page are extremely annoying. "Dumbing down" the text is mildly how I felt about this book. Izzy, Rae, David, their parents and friends are persons I surely would never want to meet. I read Lutz's first book and thought it was fun and looked forward to reading this book. What a disappointment!

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  • Posted February 13, 2009

    Curse of the Spellmans

    I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THIS BOOK SINCE I LOVED HER FIRST BOOK. FOOTNOTE AFTER FOOTNOTE AFTER FOOTNOTE - IN THE SMALLEST FONT I'VE EVER SEEN. I WORK IN A LAW FIRM AND NEVER HAVE I SEEN 6 FOOTNOTES ON ONE PAGE THAT HAD ONE FULL PARAGRAPH AND 1/2 OF ANOTHER. THE WORST PART WAS IT DIDN'T ADD TO THE CONTENT. ANYONE OVER 40 NEEDS A MAGNIFYING GLASS TO READ ALL THOSE NOTES. I FINALLY GAVE UP READING THEM, BUT I WILL SAY THIS BOOK ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING NO OTHER BOOK EVER HAS. I FELL ASLEEP ON MY COMMUTE TO WORK. THE PLOT GETS LOST IN THE TELLING OF SO MANY INCONSQUENTIAL STORIES WITHIN STORIES. I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT SHE WAS THINKING WITH HUNDREDS UPON HUNDREDS OF FOOTNOTES.

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    Posted February 16, 2013

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