The Demon and the City
Publish date: August 1st 2006
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Detective Inspector Chen (#2)
Okay, I'm finally facing reality: I'm not going to finish this. I tried to push my way through it, but the climax--the generally god-ridden apocalyptic climax, mind you--was so boring that I defected to other books. It's not a bad book, mind you; I just failed to connect with any of the characters....
2.5 stars I started out loving this book which was a real surprise as I didn't like the last one that much and was really on the fence about even reading further. My biggest complaint with the first one was how sexist it was both in a lack of women characters in general. Even the extras, those that ...
A capable entry into the Chen series, I found that I did not enjoy it as much as the Snake Agent. Although billed as "An Inspector Chen novel," he doesn't make an appearance for quite some time; in fact, the book truly is about the demon on his own. Although a murder supposedly begins the process of...
I went in this book knowing Chen wasn't the main character and that Inari was not in it either. Knowing this I wasn't annoyed by the focus on Zhu Irzh and how he finds his balance and fits in Singapore 3.Againg the world building is interesting and kept me reading. The new character, Jhai Teserai, I...
Definitely not as good as the first one. Seemed like too much stuff was going on at once, plus Chen was gone during the first half of the book.
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