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text 2018-09-23 22:37
Reading progress update: I've read 266 out of 344 pages.
The Voodoo Killings: A Kincaid Strange Novel - Kristi Charish

now, he was a nasty soothsayer. besides that, I hope Kincaid knows what she’s doing, when it comes to Gideon.

 

shall finish this one up either tonight or first thing tomorrow; may go to The Pit-Prop Syndicate ahead of Funeral Music...just a swap in the order of my next two novels, not a substitution. anyway, I’ll see which is more tempting when it’s time to make the call.

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text 2018-09-23 18:06
Reading progress update: I've read 200 out of 344 pages.
The Voodoo Killings: A Kincaid Strange Novel - Kristi Charish

I’m enjoying this much much more than I ever expect to enjoy Urban Fantasy. part of this is because the humor does not seem forced, as if the author is over-trying, or trying to conjure up a sense of humor because the publisher/editor was promised a Humorous Urban Fantasy. I hate books that are trying to be funny, but the author reminds me of sitcoms that get canceled after four episodes. the humor here isn’t insisting upon itself, or Raymond Chandler meets cutesy, bad dialogue. just do a natural lightness, and relax with the cutesy-cutesy, a little.

 

other than that, I’m high on the Arabic angle that has snuck in, in terms of myths and magic - Jinn, elemental magic, etc.; but then, when I Dungeon Mastered D&D, I was an Al-Qadim guy. plus, I’m just constantly entertained with the twists and surprises. it flows, it flows really well. finally, the book makes me feel like I’ve been dropped into October 31st. a good Halloween (or thereabouts) pick. so...cool!

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text 2018-09-23 02:06
Reading progress update: I've read 79 out of 344 pages.
The Voodoo Killings: A Kincaid Strange Novel - Kristi Charish

zombies, ghosts, the Undercity of Seattle, the Otherside, voodoo, ghouls, poltergeists, and the murder of a zombie (if that’s not a contradiction in terms). I won’t get any farther with this tonight, but I’m sure looking forward to tomorrow morning.

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text 2018-09-23 00:45
Reading progress update: I've read 14 out of 344 pages.
The Voodoo Killings: A Kincaid Strange Novel - Kristi Charish

oh, I think this is gonna do nicely! I already love Kincaid, and Cameron the zombie. Urban Fantasy isn’t my favorite thing, but I have a feeling about this one...

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text 2018-09-22 01:40
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 344 pages.
The Voodoo Killings: A Kincaid Strange Novel - Kristi Charish

a Stephen King ditty, and then this. sounds wonderful - Kincaid Strange has to track down whoever is killing zombies.

 

tomorrow is when I shall add the actual edition I’m reading; I love the cover on it even more than the one you’re seeing here now.

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