Terrier (Beka Cooper #1)
Beka Cooper is a rookie with the law-enforcing Provost's Guard, commonly known as "the Pro...more
- Firstly: Terrier is written in first person, which is the first of Tammy's novels to be written thus (Note: Tammy has written short stories in first person).
- Secondly: it is writ...more
Pierce is back in form with this book. Thank goodness!
My only gripe, and it's nothing to do with the author, is that you can't get Terrier in Mass Market Paperback. I hate trade, it's just too big and heavy and floppy for my carpel tunnel. I'll wait patiently and perhaps someday rebuy these books in MM, but until then I guess I must read them this way; because you better believe I can't wait to start Book Two!
I'm beginning to, finally, recog...more
The book was just as good the second time around. At first I was wary of reading it again thinking it might not be as enjoyable this time around. Obviously I was wrong. I even caught myself looking ahead to see what happened, and then I would remind myself that I al...more
7/29 - Still trucking through. The story is good, but something about the narration is slowing me down, perhaps because it's in the form of a diary, and that seems cumbersome. Not only that, but here are the epistolary laye...more
This isn't great literature, but it is an imaginative world that kept me entertained for several months. Tamora Pierce likes to write books in couplet...more
The imagination of Pierce proves to be limitles as she decribes Tortall. It has knights, magic, beggars, Dogs, slaves, mages, etc. There is...more
I greatly admire that each...more
^^If don't understand that sentence ^^, 'I'D RATHER WATCH PAINT DRY'
Do not get out this book unless you are looking for torture. The chapters are a million pages long, and most of which are boring. I reckon I got up to about page 30 and then I had to stop, for the story was doing my head in. Whoever told me that was a good book, don't tell me anymore, cuz' obviously your eyes have incinerated and all that's left is the eye socket. SERIOUSL...more
I have a love-and-hate relationship with Tamora Pierce's Tortall books. I found the Alanna quartet poorly written, enjoyed The Immortals, absolutely adored Protector of the Small ( so much so that Kel is now one of my favorite fictional characters ever), liked the Trickster's duo but also found it extremely problematic in certain respects. And then I moved onto Terrier which I'm sorry to say is my least favorite Pierce book that I've read so far. Pierce depa...more
I read this book at work, and at work only. I only read the last 50-80 at home. I just couldn't pick up this book at home for some...more
I am a big fan of Tamora Pierce, I love that she writes about strong female characters, and I love how her stories are NOT focused on romance and sex. (though they may contain them).
I originally read this book several years back along with it's sequel, and am now rereading both of them as the third book in the series has been released.
From the Book description: Beka Cooper is a...more
This book is so different to any of Tamora Pierce's other books. When I first opened it and saw that it was told in first person like a journal I didn't really know what to expect. But it was TP, so I had to buy it.
One of the best things about this book was its length. It...more
I grabbed this book at the library because some friends on here love Tamora Pierce and recommend her often, and because it had a cool cover. I was also intrigued by the concept of a police procedural/ young adult/ fantasy magical novel. And I was not disappointed! This book was terrific. Yes, I did guess (accurately) who the villainous person was about halfway through. But there are lots of twists and turns and red he...more
This book is written as a diary of a cop-in-training (in a fantasy setting), the audio version (by Susan Denaker) had a very strong vocal personality, but I got used to it very quickly - and the entry that Becca (the herioine) writes while drunk is made extra hilarious by Susan Denaker's wobbly rendition of Becca's usually strident voice.
I enjoyed the audio version very much, though I found the book itself didn't hold up as well on a re-read as i...more
And I'm glad I did: Beka Cooper is a shy but tough girl from the poor quarter of this sprawling and cosmopolitan city who has decided to make prot...more
The diary format of the book was a little strange, but I think it worked for what needed to be accomplished.
The book starts off with diary entries from three different people, not the protagonist. They introduce the main character of the story. One entry is from a descendant of Beka, the main character, and tells of how she was a hero of the time. The other two are from when she was a young girl and show that she is very skill...more
Even though this is written as an epistolary novel and thus my two leas...more
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If I Find Them That's Doing All This Kidnapping
And Murdering, They'd Best Pray For Mercy,
Because Once I Get My Teeth In 'Em
I Will NEVER Let Them Go. ”