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Chocolate Chocolate Moons [Kindle Edition]

Jackie Kingon
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Book Description

Ready for a little fun? Here’s a taste of a new, zany talent who can really dish it out. If you’re tired of somber subjects and gloomy futures, treat yourself to Chocolate Chocolate Moons, a candy bar of a book portraying a hilarious future.
If you were offered an opportunity to become light, fit and have a wonderful life without dieting, would you accept? Plus-sized Molly Marbles wins a scholarship to Armstrong University on the Moon, a haven for the plus-sized set where her 287 Earth pounds instantly become 47.6 without so much as passing up a piece of pie.
But when her boyfriend Drew Barron dumps her, then jumps at a job making low calorie food supplements, Molly’s weight is the least of her woes, especially when her favorite candy Chocolate Moons are found poisoned. Molly solves the crime and discovers a delicious antidote to the poison. Inventive and wholesome, Chocolate Chocolate Moons dishes out a page-turning plot as layered as a devil’s food cake.

Enjoy snappy prose and out-of-the-box thinking in this verbal cartoon for sophisticated readers tired of counting calories and hungry for a good laugh. A yummy funny read.

Kingon is a teacher, writer and artist. She 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. Non-fiction articles on education and autism include a feature in the New York Times: “A Year In the Trenches” and “Beautiful Music.” Her paintings are in the Estee Lauder collection.

Jackie Kingon lives with her husband in Bronxville, NY. Chocolate Chocolate Moons is her first novel.


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San Fransisco Book Review Magazine
Chocolate Chocolate Moons
By Jackie Kingon

Star Rating: 4 out of 5
In this futuristic story of gourmet food and shady interplanetary business deals, Molly Marbles seeks to find her place in the world, or rather, in the solar system. Molly is an overweight Earth woman in a universe that prizes the tall, thin figures of those born and raised on low-gravity heavenly bodies, such as Mars.  Everything changes for her when she begins college on the Moon. 
Jackie Kingon's stuffs her writing full of puns, plays on words, and food similes. For example, the characters wear Dolce and Banana, and Molly drives along the Carpal Tunnel to get to the mall. When I first began reading, I thought, "This book is so silly!" but I got into the spirit of it and laughed out loud throughout the whole story. It is a quick read, and the foodie version of Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair. Molly is an instantly likeable character, and Kingon's wordplay is so fun, it is hard to resist this quirky novel.

From the Author

Jackie Kingon is a teacher, writer and artist. She 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.
She has published two articles in The New York Times on autism and learning disabilities and one feature piece about her experiences teaching in an inner city school in the south Bronx.
Her paintings 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. Three works are part of the Estee Lauder collection. She has been a member 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 Bronxville, NY. Chocolate Chocolate Moons is her first novel.
Check out her web site at: jackiekingon.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 713 KB
  • Print Length: 226 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477561803
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (September 1, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00954NGNK
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very enjoyable read! November 16, 2012
Format:Paperback
This is a fun,enjoyable,and innovative read.Lots of laughs, great out of the box thinking, excellent characters, and a story line that definitely hits a home run. Chocolate Chocolate Moons has something in it for everyone. A very rare treat indeed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chocolate Go Chocolate! November 14, 2012
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A highly entertaining story - Jackie Kingon has created one whacked out tale that reads like a hyperactive diet-drama coached by Mel Brooks and Woody Allen. Very original and easy to read! Buy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Madcap Space Adventure November 9, 2012
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I haven't had this much fun in space since Douglas Adams graced us with his Hitchhiker novels. Jackie Kingon knocks it out of the Milky Way with her debut novel. The lyrical, hysterical play on words, names and places is dizzying and the rush to solve a culinary mystery is hysterical. There are too many zingers to count. I especially loved this line from Scheherazade, a shady art dealer : "I majored in art at college. I wrote a thesis on 'The Moan of Lisa' and why she wore a mustache. But only MAD Magazine would publish my theories." Chocolate Chocolate Moons is a long belly laugh in zero gravity.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fly me to : Jackie Kingons' Choclate Choclate Moons October 31, 2012
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There I can eat all I want and weigh so little. This clever funny book has a lot to say about food, people, greed and life with much humorous aplomb. Jackie kingon knows how to spin a yarn , tell a tale and keep you interested. Imagine a hilarious play on words with a compelling story . You'll remember it, think back and laugh....and that is a very good thing!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A delicious read October 31, 2012
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This is deliciously funny and heartfelt book.
The author takes our obsession with weight and diets into orbit. Yes, chocolate that causes you to loose weight?
Chocolate moons is a delightful read that you wont be able to put down. It's fun. I had a great time reading it. Of course, I had to eat several chocolate bars while reading, but I enjoyed ever bite. Just as I enjoyed ever word in this wonderful book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A laugh riot! October 13, 2012
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A laugh riot! Jackie Kington is superb in taking us on a humorous, fun-filled and sometimes surprising adventure. The premise of reducing kilos just by landing on the moon sounds like a potential journey in the near future. I wonder if Sir Branson would consider this project!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Chuckles October 8, 2012
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How Jackie Kingon managed to fit so many LAUGH OUT LOUD lines on one page is beyond me! Need some Chocolate Chuckles? This is your spoof.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Chocolate Chocolate Moons October 7, 2012
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Read Chocolate Chocolate Moons if you want a total escape from your busy life. This book is a delightful and very funny fantasy about Molly Marbles, her chocolate addiction,her weight, and her selection to be sent to the Moon where life will be so much better for her.
Jackie Kingon's play on words are so clever and at many times, brilliant. Sit back and laugh out loud and enjoy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Lively, fun and delicious!
With more puns, jokes, sly references and yummy food call-outs in every sentence than you could ever imagine, this crazy book is as addictive as chocolate-covered potato chips. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Beth Madison
5.0 out of 5 stars Mostly More Clever Than Most Or More Endeavors
Readers. As you all know, I am The Fan of Nonsense…If there ever was one. Personally, I feel the world wouldn't be much without it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by abakes98
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good imagination and expressive language.
Published 3 months ago by Joyce Spencer
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun ride!
If you want to get laughs from a book that is written in a quasi comic book style, try Jackie Kingon's Chocolate Chocolate Moons. It is different and fun. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Gabriella Trotta-Barni
4.0 out of 5 stars A Sci-Fi Sweet
I don't generally read sci-fi novels; but when when I ran across this one, I have to admit, my curiosity was definitely piqued. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Liesel A. Schmidt
3.0 out of 5 stars Chocolate Chocolate Moons
Chocolate, Chocolate Moons follows the extraterrestrial adventures of Molly Marbles, a plus-sized security guard out to discover who is poisoning her favorite candy. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Rodello Santos
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
Want to laugh out loud over food and dieting? Jackie Kingon's futuristic mystery Chocolate Chocolate Moons provides enough entertainment to keep you light hearted with no calories. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Nancy Tice
4.0 out of 5 stars Insightful
Jackie Kingon's wry take on contemporary culture and food is extremely entertaining. Loved every insight. Looking forward to reading more of her fiction.
Published 8 months ago by jacqueline adams
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book!
Chocolate Chocolate Moons by Jackie Kingon is a light comedy set in the future. It makes fun of eating, diets, the diet industry, modern art and more.
Published 10 months ago by Evita
5.0 out of 5 stars Cleverly written and faced paced
A great fun read. Cleverly written and faced paced. A satirical look at our culture's obsession with weight and looks.
Published 11 months ago by Jane Brody
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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.

About the Author
Jackie Kingon is a teacher, writer and artist. She has published three articles in The New York Times focusing on education and autism. Her short stories have been published by Flying Island Press, The Fringe Magazine and Static Movement Magazine. Kingon's story for the blind, entitled "A Rose By Any Other Name," was recorded by Taping for the Blind, Inc. in Houston, Texas. Her paintings are part of the Estee Lauder collection. She holds a master's degree from Columbia University Teachers College in New York City; a Bachelor of Arts from Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass.; and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

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.
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. Food is ever present in this alternate universe. In fact, many of Molly's thoughts and feelings are associated with food: "I feel as light as a whipped egg white in a floating island dessert."
Molly tells the story in first person and in present tense. However, the perspective becomes unclear at points because she seems to be an omnipotent narrator as well. Readers may overlook this, though, and focus instead on the multitude of pop-culture tie-ins the author purposely mangles. For instance, two of the newswomen mentioned are Barbara Bottled Waters and Katy Catty.
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!'"
The book's cover is engaging and features a partial face shot of, presumably, the main character, mouth tantalizingly open, ready to plop in a Chocolate Moon candy. A darkened outer space serves as the background, complete with a crescent moon, several stars, and Saturn and its rings.
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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