It is possible to search and request books online. It actually happened here in the U. The story is told very much in the style of Carl Hiaasen - with quirky characters and that weird sense of humour that actually makes you laugh at things that don't always seem appriopriate to laugh at in real life. The killer is Marylou Ahearn, a batty 77-year-old retired teacher from Memphis. Told from the varied perspectives of an incredible cast of endearing oddball characters and written with the flair of a native Floridian, this dark comedy does not disappoint. The author uses Marylou and her desire for revenge as a vehicle to explore the family of Dr. Any requests are then waiting near the library's front door for you to pick up and check out.
Spoilers in the next paragraph only — skip it if you care. Wilson Spriggs come hell or high water. Overall a good solid book that I enjoyed very much. So here's a taste of what you get when you read The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady: There's 7 different points of view. In 1953, he gave her a radioactive cocktail without her consent as part of a secret government study that had horrible consequences. She teaches fiction writing at Florida State University. And falls for young Suzi - a sporty, outgoing and slightly tormented young girl.
This lively, intricately plotted, laugh-out-loud funny, and surprisingly touching family drama combines the wit of Carl Hiaasen with the southern charm of Jill McCorkle. So, some fifty years later, Marylou tracks down the doctor in charge of the study, Dr. But her story jumps to 2006, when , one of the fictional victims of the experiment, is now 77. Though wrapped up a bit too easily - all of the Witherspoons' love interests are in the same family, and almost everyone gets a happy ending - this is an absorbing, accomplished and, most importantly, generous book. But she has no idea what a nest of yellow jackets she is stumbling into.
Ava, beautiful and muted by autism, falls prey to a photographer who, enabled by Marylou, takes pictures of her naked and puts them online. Now it is 2006, Marylou is in her late 70s, and, thanks to the Internet, she has tracked her man down. It feels as if the author wouldn't allow herself to access the visceral nature of these dangerous emotions. But she has no idea what a nest of yellow jackets she is stumbling into. During the fifties when she was pregnant with Helen, her doctor gave her a radioactive cocktail telling her it was vitamins.
Incredibly, the two most unbelievable events in this fiction book are actually based on real life. What role does religion play in this novel? And then she offers a gift, one we desperately need: She lays bare what truly makes the quirky, necessary heart of forgiveness tick. What do you think you would have done in her situation?. How are the two situations different? Not only whacked-out and wonderful, this novel is secretly very damn serious, too, as well as up-to-the-minute contemporary and compelling. All material including photos, but excluding most cover images is my own unless otherwise stated and thus protected by copyright.
Who is your favorite character in the book and why? The man who has been chasing us all is dead. Marylou has been plotting her revenge for fifty years. Which brings us to Tallahassee in 2006, when Marylou has finally, doggedly located the man who cost her the life of her only child and has moved close enough to him that she can walk over and watch him tend his garden while she plans the modus operandi of her revenge. In 1953, he gave her a radioactive cocktail without her consent as part of a secret government study that had horrible consequences. Back in the 1950s, she was given a radioactive cocktail without her knowledge as part of an experiment. The book has a fascinating beginning, based on an actual horrific event. The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady is told from multiple points of view.
I've had about 35 transactions with 2 books lost in the mail. The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady By Elizabeth Stuckey-French is one quirky book. I have had pretty good luck finding some out-of-print books that my library did not have. A true pleasure to read. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. As one intimately familiar with Asperger's Syndrome, I found her treatment refreshing: not sappy, not overly optimistic, just quite realistic. Spriggs--one which on the outside seems so perfectly typical, but on the inside, where none but the family can see.
When Marylou finally tracks Dr Spriggs down, she moves to his neighborhood and takes on a new identity and introduces herself. Marylou, you see, was once, without her knowledge or permission, part of a secret government program. Thank you for visiting my blog! The marriage is stalled, if not dying, though it is hard to decipher, aside from Vic's ruminations about how his wife used to wear cute dresses with cowboy boots, why they were ever together. But as much as there is in this novel, there is also a good amount of untilled earth. In the hands of author Stuckey-French, the Radioactive Lady allows character to be reduced to characterization, and tragedy to melodrama.