May 25, 2007
I was going to add this to the end of the CFBA post, but the formatting there was weird and wouldn’t let me.
I just finished reading Snitch, and I loved it! Rene Gutteridge just has a way with comedy. The book was full of one-liners and smart-aleck comments that had me laughing out loud. I’d read the first book in the series, Scoop, but Snitch tops it. If you need a relaxing, funny read any time soon, Snitch is it.
I love the tagline for this series — Old School meets New School meets Homeschool — and that defines the book and series so well. There’s not one person who is the star but a whole ensemble cast of zany, unique people. The series is somewhat centered around the homeschooled Hazard family and one of those children in their adult jobs. Hence the series title The Occupational Hazards. Clever, huh?
And there’s one character who’s really old school about his job, a younger one who bucks the old way of doing things, and then a Hazard family member who represents the home school. And for those of you who homeschool and wonder if that’s made fun of here, it’s not. The Hazards are a unique family, but what makes them different from everyone else is their honesty and simple faith in God, something we should all emulate.
Snitch is about a group of undercover cops. If you’ve ever wanted to go undercover (and even if you didn’t, like me!), this book takes you there. And it’s a pretty comical ride as this, um, unique group of people work to bring down an auto-theft ring. The plot and the crime kept twisting and turning, and I kept flying through the pages to see how everything would come together.
And now that I’m done, I’m kinda sad. Rene, please send Jesse on another undercover assignment soon, okay? I could always use more laughs.