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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)
  • Publication Date: September 1, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00954NGNK
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KIRKUS REVIEW says "delightful."

About the Author
Jackie Kingon 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. 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. Chocolate chocolate Moons is her first book. Sherlock Mars her second book will be published next year.

CLARION REVIEW
Those who love humor will enjoy Molly's out-of-this-world adventure.
Robin Farrell Edmunds





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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Wall-to-wall books on September 19, 2012
Format: Paperback
This was silly, goofy, quirky, not to be taken seriously at all - and I loved it! I can't decide if the author is twisted and demented or simply brilliant. This book was so far out of my genre range it really shocked me that I starting liking it immediately.
This was part Mystery, part Sci-Fi futuristic, with a touch of Chick-Lit that takes place on the moon and Mars. It was kind of The Jetsons meets Shopaholic, LOL.

The characters in this book were very likable. Molly is just adorable, sweet cute funny someone you would want as your friend. I didn't feel like the male characters were developed quite as well, or at least I didn't relate to them as much. but then Molly was the main character. and I loved her.
I love the names in this book - Pluto Pastrami, Breezy Point and Decibel Point, Scheherazade, Sandy Andreas, Billings Montana, Jersey Shore, Chef Rachel X-Ray - hahaha. The whole book is very quirky like that.

There a lot of play on words. It was almost slap-stick humor, which surprises me that I enjoyed it so much. But there was also that touch of a[...] It wasn't a cold comedy, it had a very warm undertone.

A few quotes -

"Organic products have no preservatives therefor a shorter shelf life... I love preservatives, because I can't throw anything out."

"They can't even agree on how many filets in a Mignon, something the average school child knows. But when they went head to toe about what's beyond the bed and the bath, he knew he had made a mistake. "

and my favorite -

"I'll have the vegetable burger with the vegetables on the side" Lois says.
"Same for me" Becky says. "But I'll have the vegetables with the burger on the side."
"Any Dessert?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David M. Livingston on November 16, 2012
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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.
DrSpace
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert J. Stava on 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Sheehan on 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 By Regis Obijiski on September 19, 2012
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Need a break from Joyce Carol Oates? Need some joyful oats? Try Jackie Kingon's Chocolate Chocolate Moons. Thanks to protagonist Molly Marbles, there is love, lust, silliness, schadenfreude, irrepressible egotism, failure, food-obessesion, second chances, self-image bathos, and all of it is transparent because of Kingon's "stop-it-you're-killing-me" pun-intended humor. So, go ahead and eat a chocolate moon, but not a poisoned one.

Regis Obijiski, Kingston NY
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Dunn on 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By eileen riordan on 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Audrey Silverberg on 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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