Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Book Review: Gone With A Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West

Gone with a Handsomer Man
Gone With a Handsomer Man By Michael Lee West

The novel begins whenTeeny comes home to find her fiance, Bing, playing naked badminton with two "ladies" in their backyard.  She takes to a tree and pelts them all with peaches which gets her in trouble with the law and makes her the prime suspect when he ends up dead not too long after.

Gone with a Handsomer Man starts with a bang and never lets up. It had me laughing  and reading to the very end. I was eager to figure out the mystery of who killed Bing and I wanted to read more and more about the yummy Southern food.

This book had me craving some down home comfort food like chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes, homemade pies. It seemed like every page had some new food described in detail and it made my tummy rumble. Luckily in the back of the 

There are times when a recipe is given during the narrative that reminded me a lot of the movie Waitress. Any of you seen it? She describes making the pies for different reasons-jealousy, revenge, etc. I started picturing Keri Russell as Teeny saying these voice overs,

"I imagined shooting the women with a paint gun. No that wasn't mean enough. I wouldn't feel satisfied until I force-fed them Good Riddance Blueberry Pie." 
Add 2 1/2 cups of berries, along with  3 tablespoons of melted blueberry jelly and a dollop of Havoc-a blue, granular rat poison with a rodent-alluring flavor." 

Michael Lee West has assembled a truly great cast of characters and infused this book with lots of Southern charm. The humor is a bit raunchy, which may offend some, but I found it hilarious.  Such a fun read. Can't wait to read more by West. 

Gone With a Handsomer Man was released in hardcover on April 12th.

Source: publisher/publicist for review. Thanks, Anne.

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1 comment:

  1. Hmmmm chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes - definitely comfort foods with plenty of gravy on the side.

    Thanks for the recipes on the Good Riddance Blueberry Pie. Will have to try this little piece when I want to OFF someone ;)

    Great review and will note down this book for a good time.


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