Curse of the Spellmans: Cast of Characters. Who You’ll Come to Know Better in Curse of the Spellmans. Subject: Isabel (Izzy) Spellman Age: Occupation. ‘Fast-paced, irreverent, and very funny, The Spellman Files is like Harriet the Spy for grown-ups’ Curtis Sittenfeld, author of Eligible and American Wife. As Curse of the Spellmans unfolds, it’s clear that Izzy is still very much on the case er, cases — her own and that of every other Spellman family member.

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I really wanted her to be vindicated instead of being made to feel like a fool whose parents didn’t really love her. You know they are the on I’m not sure what to say about this book. Return to Book Page.

Curse of the Spellmans (The Spellmans, #2) by Lisa Lutz

I forgot how amusing those wacky Spellmans are. View all 6 comments. Sep 23, Barbara rated it liked it Shelves: It’s too bad that the characters are not based on real people though because Izzy reminds me of an ex-girlfriend or two – the kind you remember after a couple of drinks and start wondering where they’ve ended up in life.

In fact, I like this one a little more than I liked the first, and I really enjoyed the first.

Curse of the Spellmans

I love the sarcastic wit of the Spellman’s and how they interact with each other. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Am I really that easily pleased? At first this is funny, but by now you can tell how annoying it became before the end of the book. It was a lesson he and the rest of us would soon regret.



Especially since her mother spent the book vandalizing a teenagers motorcycle. In addition to this mystery, Izzy’s family members seem to have secrets of their own and Izzy, a complete stranger to the concept of personal privacy, begins to ferret out why her brother’s wife seems to have disappeared, why her mother runs suspicious errands at 2: Feb 21, Jkerber1 rated it really liked it.

What worked for the first novel lost some of its quirky charm for me in the second novel simply because I expected it. Addicted to sugary snacks. Lisa spent most of the s hopping through a string of low-paying odd jobs while writing and rewriting the screenplay Plan B, a mob comedy.

I’m thinking Izzy’s lack of respect for the rules might just have some justification. On se prend au jeu et on cherche avec Oof les secrets que sa famille tente de lui cacher.

Arrested four times in the past three months, Izzy is in jeopardy of losing her PI license and even though her parents disagree strongly about Mr. There’s also the spellnans of her own family such as: I really felt like the reader was owed a villain and we didn’t cursd get one. While I thoroughly enjoyed the humor of this novel, I found it to be so disjointed and oddly organized as to be annoying.

Yet somehow it doesn’t.

Long, elegant, cocoa-colored legs Name: It’s up to Izzy to find out! Moreover, these books really aren’t about the mysteries cursee are more about the characters and their ridiculous antics, especially Izzy and Rae The short version of the story is epellmans follows: The book is entertaining but I found Izzy to be irritating.


And an hour would be enough as opposed to some pages to slog thru. When my sister was eight years old, my brother, in the interest of explaining his legal career to Rae, taught her how sprllmans negotiate. What little mystery there was got resolved in su While I thoroughly enjoyed the humor of this novel, I found it to be so disjointed and oddly organized as to be annoying.

Preview — Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz. Okay, she writes wacky stuff, but at least Hiassan does not let the humor take precedence over the story! In real life a person who met Izzy would probably want to move to the other side of the country She stalks him, tries to break into a less than exciting locked room in his apartment, follows him, etc etc Apr 19, Lisa B. Oldest child David has long distanced himself from the family and its business, becoming a lawyer whose only connection to their work is to sometimes send business to them.

There is no way that characters like this could exist in the real world, yet they are provided with such realistic dialogue and motivations that you don’t for a second question it mid-story.

A refreshing take on the mystery genre, and a book guaranteed to bring plenty of laughs.