Sunday, August 12, 2007

skeletons in the closet

Right now, I am reading the New York Times' number 2 bestseller entitled 'The Quickie', a novel by suspense writer James Patterson (with Michael Ledwidge.)

The premise is gripping. A woman catches her husband having an affair. She decides to get even by having a one night stand with a cute hunk from her office. But even before that evening is over, she witnesses her short-time lover get brutally killed – by her husband (who shows up unexpectedly)!

The twist? She is a police officer – and so is her murdered boy toy. To make matters worse, she is assigned by her boss to catch the so-called 'cop killer'.

Talk about skeletons in the closet! You'll find sex, betrayal and homicide in just one chapter! Unlike most guilt-ridden individuals with dirty secrets, this woman's shame is beyond consolation, especially when she finds out that her dead lover has a wife and 3 kids! Imagine her curse, her torment, her hell – how can she possibly hide the truth which she is entrusted to seek?

Yes, it does sound like a sordid tabloid tale, the stuff scandals are made of. Go ahead and borrow a copy – no need to buy something you'll finish in one sitting.

(Top, left) The Balzac Be@rbrick, with its signature skeleton design, is a 'secret' bear from Series 13. It was issued in collaboration with Balzac, the Japanese Horror Punk Band (left). While the group was inspired by The Misfits, it was named after the 1800s French novelist and playwright Honore de Balzac.

Info from www.misfitsrecords.com / Band pic from www.balzac308.com

7 comments:

Socky said...

I passed by Domani, our favorite furniture store, last weekend and I saw the FRESH logo on their window. Will confirm this, but they may just be carrying bearbricks and other toys now.

Be@rbrick Lover: said...

Oh, yes – they sell toys from Fresh! Remember that the owner of Domani is a toy enthusiast, too! :-)

christine said...

I was a bit James Patterson fan, but mostly of his Alex Cross novels. Haven't read any of the other books, but this one does sound gripping! I really enjoy seeing how you photograph the bearbricks 'in context'. Only someone as creative as you can come up with such images. :)

Be@rbrick Lover: said...

How are you, Christine? Thanks for your praises, I am very flattered. Yes, I try to make every entry visually cohesive – it's quite a challenge actually. But I really enjoy it!:-)

warrior scout said...

interesting post. skeletons in the closet are certainly an ongoing issue for people. and i think it's a beautiful thing when they get exposed to the light of day.

stay gold....

McDreamer said...

hi be@rbrick lover, hope you don't mind, i'm adding you to my fave link list... and yes, your fellow toy collector Christian (BB)is my cousin, another toy enthusiast... was really flattered you visited my site... thanks!

Be@rbrick Lover: said...

Thanks for the link, McDreamer! I appreciate it. By the way, those are really great pics of the Makati skyline on your site, I hardly recognized the city!

Thanks, too, Warrior Scout! :-)