Haiku Reviews: Million Dollar Baby, Whose Body?, A Total Waste of Makeup

Did you like my last haiku review post? Eh? Well, I had a lot of fun with it, and I’ve decided to do it again! This time I’m doing a more loose version: instead of lines of 5-7-5 syllables, I’m doing short-long-short lines (see here).

This was actually a bit harder than I thought it’d be. Do these sound like proper haikus? Or do they just sound like crappy pseudo-poems? (Help?)

Million Dollar BabyMillion Dollar Baby by Amy Patricia Meade
Publication: MIDNIGHT INK (April 1, 2006), Paperback, 384 pages / ISBN 0738708607
Genre: Mystery
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Read: July 2009
Source: Library

I really wanted to like this.
Mystery writer solves mystery in 1920’s? Awesome!
But this wasn’t.

Everything was forced.
Mystery, setting, people were boring.
Cover was the best part.

Whose BodyWhose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
Publication: HarperTorch (June 21, 1995), Paperback, 224 pages / ISBN 0061043575
Genre: Mystery/Detective
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Read: July 2009
Source: Library

I like the short stories,
And I was expecting this to be the same.
It’s a little different.

Not as snappy
Nor as fun as the shorts; it dragged a little.
But the mystery was good.

I still love Lord Peter,
And I’ll definitely read the rest,
But this was a bit dull.

Total Waste of MakeupA Total Waste of Makeup by Kim Gruenenfelder
Publication: St. Martin’s Griffin (December 27, 2005), Paperback, 384 pages / ISBN 031234872X
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Beach Read
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Read: July 2009
Source: Library Book Sale

Was so hoping that
This would be a fun, entertaining book.
It missed the mark.

Kinda good characters.
Kinda good plot, and there was humor.
In the end: meh.

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  1. I just finished reading Whose Body, and I agree – not nearly as good as some of her other Lord Peter books. On the other hand, I believe it was her first novel, so I guess fair play to her, having it be a bit subpar.

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