Friday, June 15, 2012
Mad Love, by Suzanne Selfors
And yet, there are even more immediate problems to address: a young stranger who thinks he's actually Cupid, a jealous girl who tries to extort Alice (in order to get her new horror novel - "Death Cat" - published), and a crush on a local skateboarder. Never mind the unusual heatwave that's hit the city of Seattle!
This rather crazy combination of elements (and a similarly odd assortment of memorable characters) actually work pretty well. The story can become a bit absurd at points, but that's the point of a book that truly finds love to be a bit "mad." The result is an entertaining book, even if the storyline is not the most coherent one out there. I think it all could have benefited from a few less subplots, but I liked it. Of course, I personally enjoyed the many gratuitous Seattle references (which include even a shout-out to Swedish!).