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Play With Knives
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A bleak and violent exploration of power and the result of the societal imbalances it creates. And be warned: there is some extremely disturbing content to be found within. The characters are all fairly strongly drawn, and at times the novel becomes utterly compelling, but the pacing never settles into an effective rhythm, and the slow world building and character construction take a toll, and act to frustrate in the more frantic latter stages. The narrative voice is a triumph, and the conflatio ...more