HEADS YOU LOSE by Lisa Lutz and David Hayward

Even though we’re watching the last few days of summer slip by, it’s not too late to gulp down a funny mystery.  If you haven’t indulged in THE SPELLMAN FILES by Lisa Lutz, for example, you should start there.  Picture HARRIET THE SPY for adults.  And she has three others in the series.  But be careful: once you start, it will be difficult to stop.  And Labor Day is tomorrow.

If you’ve read all of the Spellman books and can’t wait for Lisa’s next installment, there is good news: she has written—excuse me, co-written—HEADS YOU LOSE with her ex-boyfriend, David Hayward.  If that sounds like a recipe for disaster, all I can say is it’s a funny disaster.  The two write alternating chapters and insert footnotes in response to each other’s work (commenting on plot decisions and word choice), and because they don’t always agree, the plot features two layers: what’s happening to the characters (a brother and sister who find a headless corpse on their property) and what’s happening between the writers, who, um, clearly have some unresolved issues.  At various points I wondered, How did they ever finish this book?

Check it out to find out.

About OnlyGoodBooks

Creator of The Literacy Cookbook (www.literacycookbook.com), I am an educational consultant who also happens to love to read incessantly. I found myself referring friends to so many books that it seemed like time to create a blog to record all of these recommendations. So here it is.
This entry was posted in Fiction, Humor, Mystery, Novel and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to HEADS YOU LOSE by Lisa Lutz and David Hayward

  1. Katy says:

    Ha ha. Loved The Spellman Files and just finished this one last night. Pretty entertaining!

  2. Pingback: SWAMPED by Sandy Gingras | Only Good Books

  3. Pingback: HOW TO START A FIRE by Lisa Lutz | Only Good Books

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s