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Mayan Calendar Girls: The Great Meso-American Novel by Linton Robinson, Grayson Moran, Team 2012

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
When it came to calendars, those ancient Mayans got a lot of things right. But they also missed a few bits. So TEAM 2012 fills in the whole picture: a batch of hot, sassy Calendar Girls who are all about getting their hands on the purloined clues to what will really happen on 20/12/2012. If they can pull off the investigations and daring raids needed to keep this cosmic lore (and their own bods) out of evil hands, they just might save the world... or at least enjoy the happy ending. And they have no help but a crystal skull that's gotten hooked on stoners, a blond diver who loves dolphins maybe too much, a Black spy working against Obama's Campaign, a redheaded fire dancer, an odd assortment of thugs, priests, and crazos... and time itself.
Remember: It's not the end of the world, just the end of time.

Goodreads Summary

If you're looking for a highly entertaining book, this is definitely it.  Assuming the reader is in the right mood, the book can really make the reader laugh.  The characters are surprising and quirky, the author creates them so as to make them very memorable.  There are quite a few situation discussed that will cause the reader to raise his/her eyebrow.  The author definitely has both a sense of humor and a quick wit to create dialogue that flows so well and so humorously. 

The book isn't all fun and games.  The author includes a fair amount about the real Mayans and Mexico's heritage.  The reader should find this information very interesting and informative.  The information is well-integrated and does not read even remotely like a history book.  The names of the characters might take a while to learn the pronunciation-but that is only for a few names.  Overall, the reader will easily associate the correct name to the correct character, he/she will stick out about a quarter of the way into the novel.

This book is recommended for adult readers.  There is enough action to keep the plot moving along at a steady pace and the dialogue is just plain great. 

4 Stars

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