Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Boo Who

“Knock knock.”
“Who’s there?”

Nobody in Skary seems to know for sure…

It appears that everyone in Skary, Indiana, is having an identity crisis of epic proportions–including the town itself. Once known as the haunt of the world’s most popular horror writer, Wolfe “Boo” Boone, Skary started losing tourist business after Boo abruptly abandoned his career. Now the little town with the big marketing hook is up a creek–and on the brink of bankruptcy.

Meanwhile, the former best-selling author is hawking [or selling] cars and wondering, like the rest of the world, if he’ll ever write again. Yet even as Boo’s literary career gracelessly plummets, his fiancée, wholesome Ainsley Parker, is shooting to stardom as the media’s darling new domestic diva.

Weave in a dreaming bride with a bargain dress and a few too many pounds on her hips, an unconventional therapist who has Skary in his thrall, a depressed cat, a dogged busybody, and a horde of strange, ghostly figures traipsing in and out of the woods, and it’s easy to see why Skary is the quirkiest–and most charming–town around.

I cannot express how much fun reading this book was.

I love the characters/citizens of Skary. Both Wolfe and Ainsley are starting new jobs and also planning the perfect wedding. But they're not alone in the wedding planning, Oliver and Melb are getting married as well. Melb needs to lose weight to fit into her perfect dream wedding dress, which she bought without trying it on, and she's also afraid that Oliver will have a fit if he knows she going over budget. And there's Sheriff who is worried about his pet cat, Thief. It seems that Thief is depressed because of being neutered.

It's one of those books that you cozy up on the couch with a cup of tea and just enjoy.

Boo Who by Rene Gutteridge (4/5) Christian Fiction; Published: WaterBrook Press (9/2004); Series: # 2, Boo Series; 2009 100 + Reading Challenge (105);

1 comment:

stacybuckeye said...

This looks like a lot of fun. Should I start with book 1?