Miss Julia Strikes Back Hardcover – April 5, 2007
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Its impossible not to like irrepressible, perfectly proper Miss Julia. -- The Roanoke Times
Miss Julia is one of the most delightful characters to come along in years. -- Fannie Flagg
- Publisher : Viking Adult; First Printing edition (April 5, 2007)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 339 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0670038415
- ISBN-13 : 978-0670038411
- Reading age : 18 years and up
- Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.86 x 1.3 x 8.56 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,140,400 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I have read all the Miss Julia books in the series up to this point, but I've reached my limit. Some of the other books had implausuble plots. The previous book in the series had given me hope that the author was getting better with plot lines that had some logic to them. But I was wrong. This one went too far. Not only was the plot beyond belief but the situation she took Lloyd into was beyond irresponsible to the point of dangerous - child endangerment! Like many others I missed characters that have been main stays in the series. Also some of her quirks that have seemed funny in earlier books came across as snooty and just plain mean. I've spent my last dollar on Miss Julia and my last hours reading about her.
This was a light, entertaining audio. The plot was a little more fantastic than normal... (It reminded me of a Lucille Ball episode). Thankfully there was no Sam in this one. Sam's not a bad character, but he cramps Miss Julia's style. I liked Etta Mae, and Lloyd.... I was disappointed to see less of Lillian. I was lukewarm about Mr. Tuttle. I was a bit fed up with his alcoholism towards the end. Plus, he was so under-developed as a character, we never really understood why he drank, or what his real trouble was. 4 stars. Light amusing non-serious stuff.
In other books, Miss Julia was willing to do things that she would not normally do, such as get herself into a high speed chase on a race track with criminals; and the time she climbed up on the courthouse to steal a statue (I thought that one was a little far-stretched too, but enjoyed it anyway). But here in Miss Julia strikes back, she is getting involved with, and exposing little Lloyed to people, places, and things, that no parent, or grandparent, would ever want their children to be exposed to.
I am wondering if Ms. Ross thought that a 3rd stage alcoholic character, and all his pathetic antics would be amusing to her faithful readers? I love the Miss Julia Series and have passed it on to many friends and family members. I will make a concerted effort to disuade any of them from reading Miss Julia Strikes Back.
I sincerely hope there will not be any repeat of such story lines in the future. Keep it amusing Ms. Ross, not pathetic.
I laugh and I nod my head as I'm reading along. It's an experience! It's like a mini vacation.
I'm also a minister and I have to laugh at Miss Julia's attitude toward her rather pompous pastor and
his humble wife.
If you want to "get away from it all" for a few hours, Miss Julia books are the way to go.
Top reviews from other countries
This book was of good quality at a fair price with fast postage.