April 3, 2011

Review: Heads You Lose by Lisa Lutz + David Hayward

Heads You Lose

For Lacey Hansen getting out of the small town she lives in is easier said then done. She lives in her childhood home with her brother Paul and together they grow marijuana in the basement. As she's throwing out the trash late one night Lacey hears a large swarm of flies and wanders over to investigate what she thinks might be a deer. Turns out its a headless body. Unable to call the cops because of their side business Lacey and Paul devise their own solution to the problem but that just sends them on an unbelievably wild adventure.  

This book was a collaboration between Best Selling author Lisa Lutz and her ex-boyfriend David Hayward. Their interaction is just as much a part of the novel as the storyline itself. They each take turns writing a chapter and at the end of each one there are messages to each other that are freaking hilarious!! There are also footnotes written by the reading author throughout the book that are laugh out loud funny. Don't even get me started on chapter 14, PURE GENIUS!! I highly recommend this book if you love comedy mixed in with murder, blackmail, drug dealing and other bad deeds.