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Curse of the Spellmans (Izzy Spellman, Bk 2)
Curse of the Spellmans - Izzy Spellman, Bk 2
Author: Lisa Lutz
THEY'RE BAAAAACK. — Their first caper, The Spellman Files, was a New York Times bestseller and earned comparisons to the books of Carl Hiaasen and Janet Evanovich. Now the Spellmans, a highly functioning yet supremely dysfunctional family of private investigators, return in a sidesplittingly funny story of suspicion, surveillance, and surprise. — ...  more
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ISBN-13: 9781416532422
ISBN-10: 1416532420
Publication Date: 2/10/2009
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 77 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed Curse of the Spellmans (Izzy Spellman, Bk 2) on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I loved Lisa Lutz's debut, "The Spellman Files," so much that I made a special effort to read this sophomore release ASAP. The fear is always that the next book will be a disappointment, and this one, disappointingly, was not as entertaining as the first one. The most aggravating issue was her constant use of footnotes. It was meant to enhance the humor, but was simply a significant distraction to the flow and readability. The humor was not as sharp, nor did I not want to put the book down until it was finished. Overall, it was a B to B- at best.
reviewed Curse of the Spellmans (Izzy Spellman, Bk 2) on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I finished this and the first book in less than a week. I am making my husband read it so I can talk about it with him. I just can't get enough of the Spellman family.
reviewed Curse of the Spellmans (Izzy Spellman, Bk 2) on + 140 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
The second book in the Spellman series. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The mystery elements of the story are secondary to the story of Izzy's relationships with each of her family members. Each character is well drawn and individual. They are funny and touching (in an odd kind of way) and a joy to read about. Kind of like a cross between Stephanie Plum and Seinfeld. I anxiously await book three, Revenge of the Spellmans.
reviewed Curse of the Spellmans (Izzy Spellman, Bk 2) on + 42 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A light, fun read; not as good as the first one, but I liked it and read it quickly. Short, fast, easy chapters. Good for adults or teenagers or to read together. Will be looking forward to reading Revenge of the Spellmans. (They are one strange family!)
reviewed Curse of the Spellmans (Izzy Spellman, Bk 2) on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I accidently read #2 before I read the first book. Once i figured out how to read this book of "conversations" I really liked it. The main chacter, Izzy, is great and funny, veryworth reading. I've laughed a lot and this was book#2, can't wait to read #1!
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reviewed Curse of the Spellmans (Izzy Spellman, Bk 2) on + 168 more book reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars - Annoying character with author trying too hard to be funny.

I had to force myself to keep reading this when I wanted to toss it aside after the first couple of pages. I had read the first book in the series a long while ago and apparently forgot how ridiculous the family members and their business operations were. When a book is praised by authors, I'm suspicious because I am fairly sure they're just trading bon mots on an exchange program, so when these raves were from the likes of Entertainment Weekly and People magazine, I should have known to skip the book just as I avoid all tabloids. Pass unless you like juvenile humor, annoying characters and a very lame plot.
reviewed Curse of the Spellmans (Izzy Spellman, Bk 2) on + 20 more book reviews
This second installment in the Spellman series does not disappoint. How many times can Izzy get arrested in a three month period? Does the "Subject" have something to hide? What's the deal with Mr. and Mrs. Spellman's disappearances? If Rae growing up? All these questions are answered in this book.

This is a fast read series that will keep you guessing and laughing out loud. If you thought your family was dysfunctional, read on and feel normal!

Recommended for anyone who wants a just for fun read.
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Not as great as the first novel, but still a fun, zany mystery.

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