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I struggled with this one and I've read all the books she was refering to . I did like seeing some of the characters again but it was more a meander through backgrounds than a plot.
BrokenTune 2 years ago
Thank you! I seriously doubted myself with this book, thinking I must have missed something along the way.
Char's Horror Corner 2 years ago
That's a bummer.
BrokenTune 2 years ago
Yeah, but on the up-side, I can get on with better books now. ;)
Char's Horror Corner 2 years ago
Yay for better books. :)
Her writing style has never worked for me. I wanted to like the True Blood series. I mean, really, it's like it was a series designed for me! Yet, I just couldn't get into them and that has made me shy about trying anything else of hers.
BrokenTune 2 years ago
This will probably be the last one of hers I read.
I really enjoyed her four "Grave" books about Harper Connelly and her "Shakespeare" books about a badly damaged woman finding a new life.
BrokenTune 2 years ago
Oh? Are they different from the Stackhouse books? I mean, the Shakespeare ones sound intriguing and I can;t picture vampires or weretigers in them. :)
The books are set in the town of Shakespeare and tell the story of Lily Bard, a victim of violence who is barely holding her life together and then gets involved in solving a murder.

There's nothing supernatural here but there's a great deal of humanity. Harris is a rape survivor and she writes with great insight while still delivering good murder mysteries - here's my review of "Shakespeare's Landlord", the first in the series.

https://mikefinnsfiction.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/shakespeares-landlord-by-charlaine-harris-loved-lily-bards-strength/
BrokenTune 2 years ago
Ok. I am presently eating my earlier words about probably not reading any more of her books.

Great review. I am currently scouring the library for a copy...
Wanda's Book Reviews 2 years ago
Sorry to hear that you didn't like this one. Better luck with the next book. :)
BrokenTune 2 years ago
It started out really great. I think that is what was so disappointing.
Wanda's Book Reviews 2 years ago
What's up next in your reading life?
BrokenTune 2 years ago
I'm dithering.
I really want to get on with the Murder She Wrote book, but I also have a hankering for non-fiction, and - motivated by a really interesting discussion with Tigus - I have just started a biography of Patricia Highsmith.

And of course, I have also moved the Allende near my reading chair.

How about you?
Wanda's Book Reviews 2 years ago
I have an enormous stack of books from the public library, many of my bingo books included. But of course, I'm wanting to reading some urban fantasy first, I always do. I think Jim Butcher's Summer Knight and then back to business.
Hol 2 years ago
Pity, but like you say you're moving on to better books.