Reviews for No Funny Stuff!
*Reviewed by Bitten By Books
Rating: 5 out of 5 Tombstones
…What do you
get when you mix the Muse of Laughter, a calamity-ridden man, a
fantastically eccentric red head, a Chihuahua with the heart of a rottweiler, and a task from the
An utterly fabulous story filled with humor and depth, that’s what.
This story practically flew off the pages and I had so much fun… I
loved this spin on Greek Mythology…and the back story for Drew’s
family curse was interesting. The interplay between the different
deities was well done and a rather humorous version of what was said
to happen rather frequently when Olympians take sides. I also got a
real kick out of Thalia’s various shoe stores. I highly recommend
this tale if you’re looking for a laugh out loud story that is the
perfect remedy for a downer of a day or a long day at work.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 Books
Greek gods and
muses have their own way of looking at the world, and it’s not
always a nice one. If you live forever, you can hold a grudge
forever, and boy, do the poor mortals sometimes suffer as a result.
Thalia, muse of laughter, usually steers clear of these darker
doings of her fellow celestial beings. It’s hard to find a punch
line in a tragedy. But when she’s asked a little favor, she has no
choice but to become involved.
Daisy and Andrew meet by accident. Literally. She nearly runs him
over in busy New York. Morose after losing his job, he’s in no mood
to see the bright side of life, but Daisy is just such a breath of
fresh air, he feels himself succumb to laughter even when he’s sure
she’s nothing but trouble. That’s when the gods get involved,
blowing on an already flaming fire between Andrew and Daisy. Life
couldn’t get any better for either of them, but tragedy looms on the
Not, however, if Thalia can help it. Sometimes the most depressing
darkness just needs to be tickled in the right spot. Now if only she
can decide on the perfect shoes to wear for the job…
I know, I know, the genre classification isn’t quite on the usual
list. However, Ms Hart’s enthralling tale needs that classification,
for it has enough of each element to more than satisfy readers of
humorous contemporary and fantasy alike.
Beautifully written, with characters so three-dimensional you feel
you can reach out and touch them, this novel is the best I’ve read
for a long time. It will have you laughing out loud, chewing your
nails, and sitting nowhere but on the very edge of your seat. Be
warned: do not try to drink coffee while you’re reading this, you
might end up spurting the brew all over your electronic reader.
You’ve been warned.
I highly recommend No Funny Stuff, it’s fantastic.
Here's the Review!
Drew Murphy has been cursed by the
gods of Mount Olympus to live a
shortened life. Thalia, the Muse of
Comedy, hears of his plight and
decides to make his last days more
enjoyable. She contacts her mortal
friend, Daisy, and proceeds to
relate the tale to her. Thalia
gives Daisy a little red box and
asks her to bestow the gift upon
Drew. What’s inside Thalia’s gift?
Is there any way to lift the curse
No Funny Stuff! is an amusing tale
that kept me laughing at times. I
loved the way
Hart wove Greek
mythology into modern times. Daisy
is a loveable ditzy woman who
quickly falls in love with Drew.
With her cute Chihuahua, Ole’, in
tow, she runs into Drew and
convinces him to accompany her to
rescue her family’s tree farm. Drew
reluctantly goes along with her on a
journey which will change both their
lives. Along the way, Thalia
assists the couple, intervening at
key moments. Thalia is an utter
delight herself as the
ever-resourceful Muse of Comedy.
She’s a unique character in the
gods’ pantheon- loving laughter,
humanity, and possessing a wicked
shoe fetish! You’ll be glad you
read No Funny Stuff!
Ms. Hart immerses you in this
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The Muse of Comedy definitely has what it
takes - and as a bonus she has a penchant for fancy footwear.
Michele Hart’s No Funny Stuff! had me laughing out loud from
the moment Daisy and Drew Murphy ran into each other (well to be
absolutely accurate Daisy runs into Drew.) Throw in a vengeful
god, a devious goddess or two and a tiny Chihuahua dog with
delusions of grandeur and you have a hilariously funny story.
As if that’s not enough, there is also a family secret to be
uncovered – and no lack of romance as sexual tension grows and
culminates in steamy, satisfying passion.
But it’s not all laughter and light for Thalia. What starts
out as comedy could very easily turn to tragedy and she has to act
swiftly if she is to prevent a cruel injustice being inflicted on
the man her messenger, Daisy, has grown to love.
For a real page turner that is both funny and touching, I can
heartily recommend Michele Hart’s NO FUNNY STUFF!.
Reviewer: Hywela Lyn,