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review 2016-10-01 00:00
Here Be Sexist Vampires
Here Be Sexist Vampires - Suzanne Wright Here Be Sexist Vampires - Suzanne Wright 3.5 stars

I did enjoy the book, it was light and funny and Sam is tough as shit and kicks ass, such as Jared’s, the love interest; who was, as the title warns, a sexist pig. Which meant that I wanted Sam to whip his sexist ass, which she did so I'm happy.

Unfortunately, there was SO much girl on girl hate by everyone, but especially by Sam. She also frequently body shames other women, which really bothers me and took away a lot of the fun from the book and also lowered the rating for me...
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review 2015-05-30 00:00
Here Be Sexist Vampires
Here Be Sexist Vampires - Suzanne Wright I am completely in love with Jared and Sam. I can't stand when a female lead gives in to the male lead easily. Suzanne Wright did the relationship perfectly. After reading her Phoenix Pack Series, I had no doubt that she told one hell of a romance story but it has been awhile since I have found a book I have enjoyed so much! I started this book this morning and didn't put it down until I was done! So good! I can't wait to start the second book tomorrow!
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review SPOILER ALERT! 2015-05-05 20:24
The Stand - Stephen King

My favorite part of this gigantic King novel is the beginning: seeing how the superflu wipes out humanity and how the remaining characters survive and come together. After that, things got dicey for me. So much time is spent in the Free Zone that I wondered what was happening in Vegas, and when we got to Vegas in the last part, things were already falling apart. There's such a build up of some storylines that I think it was hard to make them pay off (perhaps the slimmer version of the novel worked better in that regard). Nadine's story in particular ended rather abruptly, and she was one of the more fascinating characters. In addition, Flagg is felt to be such a huge threat, but in the last part his power is already fading, and you know things will basically work out all right. I suppose pacing in general didn't work for me in the second half. By the end, what unfolds feels anti-climactic, and Stu and Tom's journey home dragged.

 

The other central beef I had with the book was the characters. I can't say I had a favorite or cared overly much for particular characters. Women in particular are generally given short shrift and stereotypical roles. I liked Dayna, the spy, but she's killed off quickly. Otherwise, the game ends up being in the hands of men, whose characters develop noticeably over the course of the narrative. I wish more post-apocalypse stories resembled The Walking Dead, where women aren't relegated to being only mothers or victims.

 

There were moments and sequences where I was thoroughly engaged, excited, horrified, frightened, but not enough for me to love this book. I don't read as much King as I used to, but I always wanted to read this one. I'm glad I finally did despite not liking the book as much as I'd anticipated.

 

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review 2015-04-04 00:00
Here Be Sexist Vampires
Here Be Sexist Vampires - Suzanne Wright 4.5 stars.... I loved this book but stopped in the middle for like a month idk why. It's a very combative love story I hope SW releases this series in audiobook form ;) ;) that would rock.
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text 2015-04-02 16:39
Reading progress update: I've read 43%.
The Stand - Stephen King

Does anyone else feel like Flagg's eye searching for Mother Abagail et al. is kind of like the eye of Sauron from LotR?

 

Characters have met up and are traveling to Mother Abagail. At this point there are definitely characters not included in the miniseries, so I'm excited for that.

 

Still kinda sexist though. Twice now a man has slept with a woman and afterwards hated or been repulsed by her (Larry and Rita; Nick and Julie).

 

Also definitely a pro-life agenda happening with Franny's father's diatribe about abortion and Mother Abagail's outlook on birth control.

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