Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bar Girls by Jules Kurre

If you thrive on poetry and jump at the chance to join in a little quick competition of who can name the poem or the poet, you might have a bit of fun with Jules Kurre’s “Bar Girls” that features two uberish English majors with a photographic memory for poetry. Don’t worry the story is enjoyable even if you are not a poetry geek!

In “Bar Girls” you’ll get to meet Keagan a dark and brooding wannabe writer who seeks material for her stories at the local bar. Most nights you’ll find her there with a drink scribbling away in her notebook while she observes the other guests. She might go on a date once in a while, but never for the fun of it – just to interact with someone to gain material for her writing. Now how weird is that ?

As you might have guessed Keagan has an issue with emotional commitment and relationships, so I guess that she is not the most likely partner for a young blond, playful and strong-minded woman like Rudy who is looking for love. But we all know that a feisty blond isn’t easily discouraged once she has set her eyes on someone, and Rudy reckons that for her Keagan are “it” – this is love at first sight!

**SPOILER ALERT** “Bar Girls” is really just the rather simple story of how Rudy succeeds in getting through to Keagan’s heart, and the journey Keagan and Rudy make together from meeting at the bar to friends and lovers, but I found it real entertaining to follow this journey as the story is served with a lot of playful banter, and an enjoyable writing style.

The story was published back in 2000, but I don’t think it’s available any more - except as used copy.

If you like the characters of Keagan and Rudy you might want to look up the sequel “The Guardian”.

If you want a little insight into the process of writing "Bar Girls" and "The Guardian" go look up Jules comments here]

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