Jackie Kingon Chocolate Chocolate Moons

ISBN 13: 9781477561805

Chocolate Chocolate Moons

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9781477561805: Chocolate Chocolate Moons

Chocolate Chocolate Moons: a humorous futuristic mystery. 4 Book Reviews below. THE LAST DIET YOU WILL EVER BE ON Barbara Bruce White Mountain Talk Show HOST News Talk 970 & 1270 streaming at 970kvwm.com. All of us have wished we could find that magic bullet for weight loss but it is always elusive. In Chocolate Chocolate Moons, Jackie Kingon takes you on a journey that is truly "out of this world" with humor and, believe it or not, information that could work for you, not just at Armstrong University, but right here on Planet Earth. You laugh, you empathize and then you re-think how you look at the way you view the food you eat. Love the book! As a Radio Talk Show Host, I also loved Jackie; listeners connected with her right away because we know that she sees inside all of us who would really long to GIVE UP the DIETING GAME once and for all. KIRKUS REVIEW Molly Marbles, an overweight 24th-century Earth girl, wrote “The Joy of Salami,” an essay that won her a spot at a university on the moon. Later, after marriage and twin girls, Molly lives on Mars. After starting a new job as a security guard at the Culinary Institute, she investigates a mystery: People are ending up poisoned after eating her favorite snack food, Chocolate Moons. Kingon invents a colorful, often outrageous cast: Molly’s first love, Drew, who has an affair with CC, otherwise known as Colorful Copies; Cortland Summers, Molly’s husband and an aspiring rock legend; and Rocket, a sleazy fellow looking to make lots of money by any means necessary; and other memorable characters. The author builds a weird, hilarious universe full of witty language and unique detail. In the future, for example, Hallmark-card artwork is expensive and coveted, Uranus is home to toy factories and Mars has cities named New Chicago and Pharaoh City. Kingon’s prose is often as snappy as her settings; when Molly discovers Drew’s affair she proclaims, “Suddenly I feel like a pizza cut into more than eight slices. ” The story does wrap up with a satisfying conclusion. Delightful. CLARION REVIEW HUMOR Chocolate Chocolate Moons Jackie Kingon Molly Summers is a gal who loves her chocolate. While working as a security guard at a factory where a particular candy is poisoned, the lead investigator points out that Molly had easy access to commit the crime. “Easy access but no motive,” she tells him. “I consider Godiva and Hershey saints and chocolate to be the food of the gods.” Welcome to the twenty-fourth century, when overweight earthlings can travel to the moon and live in an atmosphere where they weigh nearly five times less than their actual weight. At first, it is heaven for the Neil Armstrong University-bound Molly and her heavyset boyfriend, Drew, but they soon break up when another girl comes between them. Life goes on for Molly, and when readers meet up with her again she is married, the mother of twin fifteen-year-old daughters, and working security for the Culinary Institute of Mars, where the big question of the novel arises: why would someone want to sabotage the popular candy Chocolate Moons? With the help of her Martian best friend, Jersey, and Jersey’s husband—the half-human, half-machine, Trenton—Molly tries to solve the mystery. Those who like unusual stories served with a dose of humor will enjoy Molly’s out-of-this-world adventure. Robin Farrell Edmunds MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW Every taste of sweetness might have a bit of poison behind it. "Chocolate Chocolate Moons" is a novel following larger Molly Marbles as she's presented with an opportunity to break from her cycle of dieting with a trip to the moon where her weight is suddenly much less of concern, and when her favorite snack food turns out to have a hidden twist, Molly has more on her plate than even she can handle. "Chocolate Chocolate Moons" is a humorous romp, sure to please many a reader. Micah Andrew Reviewer

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About the Author:

Jackie Kingon has published two articles in THE NEW YORK TIMES-Beautiful Music about an Autistic piano player at the Alvin Ailey Dance Center and a feature piece about teaching in an inner city school in the south Bronx-A Year in the Trenches. Jackie Kingon holds a Master's degree from Columbia University Teachers College in New York City; a Bachelor of Arts from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City where she won the outstanding student award. Three paintings are part of the ESTEE LAUDER COLLECTION. Others have been exhibited in galleries in Washington DC and New York City including the Dactyl Foundation, Washington Project of the Arts, and the United States Embassy to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium. She has been on the of the Board of the Empire State Plaza Art Commission in Albany, NY and the Board of the Friends of Vassar College Art museum.     Her short stories have been published in Flying Island Press-Pieces of Eight, The Fringe Magazine and Static Movement Magazine. Kingon's story for the blind, entitled "A Rose by Any Other Name," was recorded by Voice Needs in League, TX. Jackie Kingon lives with her husband in New York, NY. ChocolateChocolate Moons is her first novel.

Review:

Kirkus Review

 Delightful

 Molly Marbles, an overweight 24th-century Earth girl, wrote “The Joy of  Salami,” an essay that won her a spot at a university on the moon. Later,  after marriage and twin girls, Molly lives on Mars. After starting a new job  as a security guard at the Culinary Institute, she investigates a mystery:  People are ending up poisoned after eating her favorite snack food,  Chocolate Moons. 

 Kingon invents a colorful, often outrageous cast: Molly’s first  love, Drew, who has an affair with CC, otherwise known as Colorful Copies;  Cortland Summers, Molly’s husband and an aspiring rock legend; and Rocket,  a sleazy fellow looking to make lots of money by any means necessary; and  other memorable characters. The author builds a weird, hilarious universe  full of witty language and unique detail. In the future, for example,  Hallmark-card artwork is expensive and coveted, Uranus is home to toy factories  and Mars has cities named New Chicago and Pharaoh City. Kingon’s prose is  often as snappy as her settings; when Molly discovers Drew’s affair she  proclaims, “Suddenly I feel like a pizza cut into more than eight slices”  the story does wrap up with a satisfying conclusion.

Clarion Review 

Chocolate Chocolate Moons Welcome to the twenty-fourth century, when overweight earthlings can travel to the moon and live in an atmosphere where they weigh nearly five times less than their actual weight. At first, it is heaven for the Neil Armstrong University-bound Molly and her heavyset boyfriend, Drew, but they soon break up when another girl comes between them. Life goes on for Molly, and when readers meet up with her again she is married and working security for the Culinary Institute of Mars, where the big question of the novel arises:  why would someone want to sabotage the popular candy Chocolate Moons? With the help of her best friend, Jersey, and Jersey’s husband—the half-human, half-machine, Trenton—Molly tries to solve the mystery.  Kingon is a teacher, artist, and writer who has had several short stories published, as well as articles in the New York Times. This rollicking, whimsical, tongue-in-cheek story is her debut novel. Chocolate Chocolate Moons is reminiscent of the futuristic movies Total Recall and The Fifth Element— with an added dollop of Betty Crocker. The dialogue between the characters is fresh and entertaining, as in this exchange between Molly and Jersey.  Molly decides to order brownies to go, explaining, “Maybe I’ll take the order out and save them for later.” Jersey replies, “Ha, with you and chocolate, there is no ‘later!’” Those who like unusual stories served with a dose of humor will enjoy Molly’s out-of-this-world adventure.
 Robin Farrell Edmunds"

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