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LUCKY MONDAY

Offbeat

By Miladysa, author of Refuge of Delayed Souls

Apr 13, 2010: Who could enjoy a review written by Robert Rodgers and not want to take a peek at his own work? I for one, could not resist the temptation.

After perusing the whacky introduction for Lucky Monday I clicked straight through, and read all six chapters posted so far. Now here I am, trying to write a review and struggling (as always), to find just the right words. Here goes:

Lucky Monday is different and yet familiar at the same time. The best way I can find to describe the story, is to say that it is like wading through a stream of new scenes from some of my favourite movies.

The beginning read to me like Men In Black meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Next, I was travelling in a scene from Bettlejuice which suddenly switched to Harry Potter then on to Total Recall and Terminator I with a touch of Terminator II. Heaven (or possibly Hell) knows where the reader will end up next. I am clutching my season ticket – tight.

The main character is an 18-year-old girl who thinks, as well as talks, like Bruce Willis. From the way she smokes her cigarettes, I visualise her looking like him too – only she’s probably wearing a mini skirt and a crop top. If the book was to be made into a movie she would be played by Johnny Depp and it would be directed by Tim Burton job sharing with Ridley Scott!

From what I have read so far, I am suspending my disbelieve that the main character is really supposed to be an 18-year-old female, and investing in the idea that she has somehow been transported into another body. Either that, or a year in the world of this story, is not the same as one earth year. If I am wrong, this review is totally off the ball.

Lucky Monday is action-packed and has a very dry wit running through the core. It is also powerfully written in parts and not for the squeamish. For many years I was a vegetarian, after Chapter 3 of Lucky Monday, I am considering heading back to my old ways.

The website is easy on the eye (I have never been a fan of black text on white backgrounds) and the layout is nifty.

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