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Seven Up (Stephanie Plum Series #7)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2006

    Might be best of janet's series

    I have read Seven on Top three times. That should tell you more than you need to know about me. I love Janet Evanovich for the same reason I dislike so many other of her contemporaries: she doesn't write with pretense, she doesn't pretend she's writing heavy-duty, 'thinking person's' mysteries (see Tami Hoag or even Stephen King). Stephanie Plum is really such a wonderful character, and such an endearing loser-trying-not-to-be-a-loser. I identify with her, and I suspect a lot of others do as well. Evanovich is such a marvel at creating seemingly simple characters, but giving them real 'life' on the page through the pure magic of dialogue. Look at DeChooch in this book -- you know this guy just by the way he talks. You know his pals Ziggy and Benny are washed-up wise guys who are just trying to do that famous honorable thing. Mooner is memorable, grandma Mazur is a hoot, as usual the perfect Valerie marvelous Lula (what would the series be without Lula?). These characters and many more come to life through Evanovich's simple prose and dynamite dialogue. All of us, I think, know or have known people like this. I've read all of Evanovich's books, and they're wonderful. I even like Ranger, Trenton's version of a one-line western Gary Cooper. In this seventh novel, the evil women lurking in the background are really kind of scary. I like the way Evanovich writes: it's smooth, seamless, deceptive. She is very funny, yet we tend to forget that this kind of laugh-out-loud funny is extremely difficult to do. Just try it sometime if you doubt it. I can imagine that wildly funny and ancient grandma Mazur in my mind, that bag of bones with the innocent yet blunt mouth ('his penis is kinda dead'). She's so 'real,' as so many other Evanovich characters are 'real'. I knew a crazy woman like grandma Mazur when I was a kid: she would hang around funeral homes and get royally pissed off over a closed casket. And yes: she was once caught trying to pry one open. Even Evanovich's dog Bob is hilarious. And what hero has a hamster for a pet? Janet's a terrifically imaginative writer with a natural gift for humor, and in Stephanie Plum she has created an indelible hero(ine) who just stays with you. The reader is pulling for Stephanie all the way. We want her to succeed. She's so vulnerable, but so honest, decent and hard-working. She's always at odds with herself, wondering what her next move should be. I love characters like that. Life ain't easy, and Stephanie knows it. We can really identify with someone who is so flawed. If we look closely at ourselves, we too are decent, honest, etc., but we too are flawed. Stephanie always tries to do her best, and so does her creator, Evanovich. Can't understand why Plum hasn't been made into a movie. She's even ideal material for a tv series. Evanovich now faces the same problem so many other writers face: her own success. When you create a great character (and group of characters), where do you go from here? I love Evanovich's books, and I look forward to no. 11 in the continuing round of Plum (mis)adventures.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    Dawne

    This is my second go round with this collection. I read it about 2 years ago. I could hardly get off the floor I laughed so hard. I feel she could have left out Valerie and the kids, they really did nothing to help the book. Of course the competition between Morelli and Ranger gets hotter and hotter. I can't decide which I like better, they are both so hot. Stephanie is the most hilarious accident prone, misfortunate bounty hunter who if she didn't have bad luck she'd have no luck at all. Start from book one and wear a diaper because I guarantee you will pee your pants.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    V

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    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2014

    Yolo

    Im number one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2014

    Shera

    She sat and strummed some 'Santana.' She was good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2014

    Alexa to indie

    She winked and walked to next res.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2014

    Kaira

    Anyone here

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2014

    Kody

    *walks in*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2014

    Lace

    She sits down at the bar, sipping an iced tea, spiked with tequila.

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    Posted September 27, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2014

    This series of books are so funny, you just can't stop yourself

    This series of books are so funny, you just can't stop yourself from laughing out loud! There are times when you laugh so hard you have tears streaming down,
    and you almost wet your pants! I have to be mindful of where I am when I'm reading on my tablet because people will probably begin to stair. You just cant' help but laugh our loud. I am so gland my daughter and a friend of mine turned me on to these books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2014

    Basil

    Basil trekked in, her eyes showing nothing of what she had been doing. She dropped two beer bottles in the recycling, and turned away, plopping down in a seat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2014

    Fallon

    Walks up to james. Hey im fallon...holds out hand and smiles

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2014

    Conner to James

    Hey.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2014

    Ally

    She hums as she combs her hair.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2014

    Kim

    Sits down humming to herself

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2014

    Arabella

    She waltzed in, looking rather cheerful. Today's outfit was a black tee and a pair of skinny jeans, plus converse. Her hair was pulled into a bun. A guitar case was slung over Belle's shoulder and she was humming 'Mercenary' by P!ATD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2014

    Jaima

    Walks in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2014

    Indie

    Her eye twitched.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2014

    Miranda

    Hi

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