Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Heads You Lose

Heads You LoseHeads You Lose by Lisa Lutz
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Paul and Lacey are your average small town, twentysomethings, that live together, grow pot and find a headless corpse in the back yard.

Yup that's right they find a headless corpse in the back yard and since they don't want the authorities to be snooping around they do what any siblings would do...dump the body somewhere else. But when the body reappears they realize they are in way over there heads and as they try to unravel the mystery of who what where and why they uncover a small town full of secrets and shady characters.

The plot of the mystery is only a part of this bizarre book. the rest of the story is about the colobration between Lisa Lutz and David Hayward. They got together to write this book after Lisa extended an invitation to her former business and romantic partner to co-write a book.

They each take turns writing a chapter and in between each chapter are the notes they write to each other about character/plot/content. At first his highly annoyed me, I wanted them to get on with the story.

Soon I found it amusing because its obvious these two people have highly different opinions on EVERYTHING!!!!! Most especially how the story line of the book should progress. Then I was back to being annoyed because the in fighting was getting annoying and was hindering the story.

Now I am finished with the book and I found the whole thing thoroughly entertaining. Not a book for everyone but if you can hang in there you might just end up enjoying the ride.

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  1. I enjoy reading Lisa Lutz books. She is witty and entertaining. I wish she had wrote this book by herself or chose a different partner. It had a great storyline and could have been a lot of fun but the back and forth was very distracting. I didn't mind her letters but David Hayward comes off as a pompous ass. It came off like he was trying to take over the story for his own selfish reasons.

    1. If David writes another book I probably wouldn't not read it but will continue to read Lisa Lutz's books.


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