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Grey Daze: A Lance Underphal Mystery
by Michael Allan Scott


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An IAN Book of the Year Finalist and featured on NBC's Daytime Show, the third book in the Lance Underphal Mystery series is part of a new breed of supernatural thrillers which can be read and enjoyed in any order. Based on real events, this is one of those dark, disturbing novels that keeps you turning pages.
 
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It's a mystery- Something is wrong. As Lance Underphal pads softly across the cold flagstone, he hears her weeping. She is on her knees, hunched over in the middle of the room, her back to him, facing the dark fireplace. Something is very wrong. Lance wants to rush to her, but can't. In a hoarse whisper, he says, "Callie?" She lets out a mournful wail from deep within as she turns, their infant son in her arms, blue and still. He reels from the blow. How can this be? They don't have a son.
 

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Offline genetickelly

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Smart chick lit recommendations
« on: March 21, 2012, 10:03:21 PM »
I read It's Not A Wonderful Life I thought it was great because it was smart chick lit, as opposed to the airy-fairy stuff that is pretty superficial. Does anyone have any recommendations for romantic comedies like this one? Books that remind you of Seinfeld, Sex and the City or The Office? The kind of books that make you go, "hey they should turn this into a tv show or movie?"
Any recommendations for smart chick lit?
I realize the shows I mentioned are all very different...
This is my recommendation:
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Re: Smart chick lit recommendations
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 10:10:44 PM »
also, a friend of mine recommended Pink Slipper - A Fun, Flirty Novel by Gina Robinson. I (still) haven't read it yet, but it sounds good and there are lots of rave reviews on amazon.

By the way, the last time I checked both of them are a dollar each
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Re: Smart chick lit recommendations
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 08:11:33 PM »
Seinfeld? Gross. That's the worst show in the history of tv.

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Re: Smart chick lit recommendations
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 09:29:23 AM »
Seinfeld? Gross. That's the worst show in the history of tv.

Apparently you don't remember My Mother the Car. Or Me and the Chimp.  :)
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Re: Smart chick lit recommendations
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2012, 09:48:42 AM »
How about Better Off Without Him?



It's about a Jersey woman who is a mother and a romance novelist...and her husband informs her one day that he wants a divorce from her because he wants to marry a French woman. That probably doesn't make it sound all that interesting, but as I'm a Jersey girl and it takes place not only down the shore (if you live in NJ, you know what I mean) but in Westfield - used to work in that pretty town a while ago) - it is a hilarious story.

And the protag is 40 years old! How many chick lit stories have that "old" of a protag? It's so good to see someone older who's not obsessed with shoes or fashion (but is a tad obsessed about sex and how her daughters will take the not-so-good news). Very enjoyable.  :)

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Re: Smart chick lit recommendations
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2012, 10:37:54 AM »
I recently read my first Sophia Kinsella novel and I just loved it! It was so good and funny. I devoured it. It definitely won't be my last book by her.



It is a little pricey but it is a new release. She has some older ones that are more reasonable which I am sure are just as great as this one was.
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Re: Smart chick lit recommendations
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2012, 10:56:29 AM »
This looks interesting - I'm going to check it out.  I also, love good Chick Lit!  Thanks!

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Re: Smart chick lit recommendations
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2012, 04:00:07 PM »
If you enjoy mysteries at all, I love the Sophie Green stories by Kate Johnson. Not too cerebral, but really fun and lighthearted.
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2012, 05:46:52 PM »
It might be "old hat", but anything from the Stephane Plum series by Janet Evonovich.  They are ICPID books if you like mysterious humor.  Or do I mean humorous mystery?  Either way, top it off with a bit of romantice tension, and you've got Stephanie Plum.  Even after more than 20 books in the series each one is as fresh as the first, "One for the Money".

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Re: Smart chick lit recommendations
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2012, 08:48:38 PM »
Wow, thanks for all the recommends! I'm definitely going to check them out.

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Re: Smart chick lit recommendations
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2012, 10:56:10 AM »
I read It's Not A Wonderful Life I thought it was great because it was smart chick lit, as opposed to the airy-fairy stuff that is pretty superficial. Does anyone have any recommendations for romantic comedies like this one? Books that remind you of Seinfeld, Sex and the City or The Office? The kind of books that make you go, "hey they should turn this into a tv show or movie?"
Any recommendations for smart chick lit?
I realize the shows I mentioned are all very different...
This is my recommendation:

I have grabbed a sample of this one! Thanks for the recommendation! I enjoy reading a "smart" chick lit book.
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Re: Smart chick lit recommendations
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2012, 02:43:50 PM »
I love british author Jill Mansell.  Some of her books are often marked down to 1.99.  That's how I discovered her--and she was good enough for me to buy all her regular priced books!

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Re: Smart chick lit recommendations
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2012, 03:59:54 PM »
I'm very fond of British author Julie Cohen. Girl from Mars (chick lit set in the geek milieu with a comic artist heroine) and One Night Stand are my favourites, but they're all good.

If you like a bit of fantasy with your chick lit, try Shanna Swendson's Enchanted Inc. series. There are four books available, a fifth was planned but the publisher killed the series. I'm hoping that she'll go indie someday.

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Re: Smart chick lit recommendations
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2012, 04:52:08 PM »
Definitely "Stuck In Estrogen's Funhouse" by Shayna Gier. Not that I read a lot of these types of novels...
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Re: Smart chick lit recommendations
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2012, 07:03:43 PM »
I'm a Seinfeld hater but an Office lover and I enjoy Gemma Halliday's chick-lit mysteries.  :)

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Re: Smart chick lit recommendations
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2012, 03:45:21 AM »
Fannie Flagg and Rebecca Wells are both Southern Chick Lit writers. FF's Fried Green Tomatoes is one of my favorite books and RW's Divine Secrets (I didn't see the movie until after I read the book) surprised me with it's dark story.

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« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2016, 09:42:29 AM »
I was digging through the oldest of old archives, trying to find chick-lit recommendations, and you ladies have peaked my interest! Particularly by mentioning The Office. I MUST check out Girl From Mars and Gemma Halloday. They both sound great!!!


Has anyone any new recommendations? Quite a few books have come out since, I hear...  :P

That Curtis one was always on my list.... It's a modern interpretation of Pride and Prejudice... I want to say Curtis Sitter? But I know that's wrong, but my brain keeps screaming SEINFIELD SEINFIELD so I can't think straight...

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Re: Smart chick lit recommendations
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2016, 03:38:28 PM »
Great question, I am taking notes.

My reccs: I read this book years ago but I remember it being good. It was written by a Letterman writer

This book is on my wish list, but I haven't read it yet. She used to be a stand-up comedian.

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« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2016, 12:28:21 PM »
If you enjoy a little Lad Lit with your Chick Lit, you could try The Ex-Boyfriend's Handbook by Matt Dunn or Infidelity for Beginners by Danny King.  Both are very amusing, very British and very much a romantic comedy from the man's point of view.


 



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« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2016, 07:39:46 AM »
Thanks! At first, I was turned off by the title of the Infidelity book, but the blurb and reviews seem to hint at it not working out or bad repercussions.

When you mentioned Lad Lit it reminded me that I picked up "High Fidelity" by Nick Horby a couple days ago for a good price. It seems to still be that price.


Edit: I just remembered a couple of smart-chick-lit-type books I read in the 90s as paperbacks but they are priced high in the Kindle versions now.



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« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2016, 04:53:12 PM »
Check out The First Bad Man by Miranda July.

Miranda is really interesting. She is an artist as well. I listened to the audio book and she read it. What a treat.

Love this book!

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Re: Smart chick lit recommendations
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2016, 02:04:43 PM »
Since you mention The Office, have you read any Rainbow Rowell?



I absolutely adore everything she writes! Very clever and funny.

Also, this might be edging more on lit fic, but absolutely clever and funny, something by Lorrie Moore? Maybe start with Self Help or Birds of America (both are short story collections)


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« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2016, 04:31:10 AM »
Ah theses all sound great! Rainbow Rowell has been on my TBR list for too long. I think I might have to pick up a copy this weekend.

Mediamst, I LOVE the sound of that one! I checked out some of Miranda's art and it is GLORIOUS. I can't wait to listen to the book in her own voice. I love when author's do that.

Geoffrey: I'm intrigued by your description of those Lad-Lits. I do love a British rom-com! Will add them to the pile as well!

MARA B!!! You're the star of this post! Keep these great recommendations coming! I LOVE Animal Husbandry! <3 <3  :-*

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« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2016, 07:51:35 AM »
 
Thanks, Ellie! I just remembered another one I read many years ago, The Journal of Mortifying Moments. But, again, priced rather high on Kindle.

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