HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: Murder On Route Sixty-Sex
Author: Karen Colson
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014
Language level: probably 5
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing and/or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing and/or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
Recommended reading level:
Rating: 0 stars
(5 stars=EXCELLENT; 4 stars=GOOD; 3 stars=FAIR; 2 stars=POOR; 1 star=VERY POOR; no stars=NOT RECOMMENDED)
Category: Not recommended
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Colson, Karen. Murder On Route Sixty-Sex (Published in 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform). Back when I was a junior and senior in high school (1970-1972), I worked in the school library. One of our jobs during the intermission before our work period was to reshelve the books left out by students in the previous period. One day, I picked up a small paperback with what I thought was the phrase “Route Sixty-Six” in the title. Both the front cover and the blurb on the back made it look and sound interesting. Since there was no name in it and no one around to claim it, I decided to take and read it. That is until I came across a rather explicit sex scene which made reference to a guy’s “male tool” and what a girl would do with his “long, hard pole” when she took it out of his pants.
At least, that’s what I seem to remember. I checked the cover and found that I had misread it. It said, “Route Sixty-Sex.” I immediately showed the book to the librarian, Mrs. Cora Chance, and told her what I had read. Since I didn’t want it, she just took it and tossed it into the waste basket in her office. Mrs. Chance wouldn’t even have the James Bond books in the school library because they were too raunchy. Recently, while looking for books on Route 66, I came across Murder On Route Sixty-Sex. I think that this is the same book that I saw some fifty years ago. The cover looks pretty much like what I remember.
The description reads, “In the tiny town of Williams, located on the historic Route 66, Ramona is accused of murder, her best friend Lola is out to make her first of many millions and Leonard, dressed in his own George Hamilton designer collection, is focused on taking care of his ever hard desire, no matter the consequences. Chills, thrills, laughter and sex take you into the world of a small town filled with hopes, dreams and desire.” The only problem is that Murder On Route Sixty-Sex is dated 2014, although that could be a republication date. In any case, I do NOT recommend it.