Written by: Myra Gabor
Isn’t there someone you would love to kill? Your boss? A coworker? Someone you just met?
Sadie wants to and she’s not shy about sharing her passions with us. Besides killing people, these passions include cooking and copulating with anyone she takes a fancy to. If a person isn’t available, there’s always the store’s vegetables.
Sadie likes sharing her recipes with us. The one that especially sticks with me is her Kick Ass Slaw. Personally I’ve never tried adding her secret ingredient, raw chicken juice, room temperature. Sadie claims that what gives the slaw a kick is actually the mustard.
Sadie works in a supermarket mostly shucking and chopping corn. She feels that this is a demotion from her job of filling the salad bar. Therefore, she decides that the Assistant Store Manager has to go. Even lower on the job scale is her assignment as a bagger. Therefore, the substitute Assistant Store Manager has to go. Though she must knuckle under and smile and agree with whatever job she’s assigned, Sadie the Sadist is her alter ego who doesn’t put up with attitude from anyone.
She hates spur of the moment kills, much prefers the ones she’s planned. For Sadie the Sadist, actually murdering someone is as easy as when she planned it in her head.
As the book goes on, the murders get easier (the cleanup not so much) and the recipes get more ingenious. Wait till you get to the recipe for Sadie’s Kraut and Knuckles.
This book might be called black humor, but it’s still pretty funny. At the end, Ms Grey includes a Book Club Discussion Section with topics related to the book.
If you have an impish sense of humor a la Alfred Hitchcock, then this book is for you.