Okay, this book is sort of an in-betweener. It doesn't tie back to any of the previous books in the series, and the episode isn't referenced again inOkay, this book is sort of an in-betweener. It doesn't tie back to any of the previous books in the series, and the episode isn't referenced again in the later books. It doesn't have a lot of plot, and frankly, I think the Anita character whines an awful awful lot about things she might as well just learn how to cope with.
but I gotta say, of all the men in Anita's life, I like Micah best. So the book gets four starts b/c it's all about Micah. I mean, don't get your hopes way up. Same plot: bad guys, zombie, Anita gets huffy and picks fights with people she loves (is this really a plot-furthering device), Anita gets huffy and picks fights with authority figures, there's a big bloody battle and that's it. Short. Simple. Actually, maybe she should reconsider. Maybe all of her books should be like this one....more
Mostly this one is about Jason. I like Jason, so I liked the book okay, even though I thought the middle 52 chapters about Jason's girlfriends and AniMostly this one is about Jason. I like Jason, so I liked the book okay, even though I thought the middle 52 chapters about Jason's girlfriends and Anita's reaction thereto could have been omitted, especially since most of them just said the same thing over and over.
But, we get a road trip in this, and the plot is slightly more involved than we've seen in the past couple of books. lol, I get the feeling from reading this one that Jean Claude and the rest just needed a break from the narrative for a while.
I enjoyed this one, but it could have been cut down to the same approximate length as "Micah" and been much much better....more
This is the one about the ballet, right? Except that the ballet features in it for maybe two pages, and then we're back to whining, sex, and bloody fiThis is the one about the ballet, right? Except that the ballet features in it for maybe two pages, and then we're back to whining, sex, and bloody fights.
And I think we have some guest players in this one: supernatural people from other towns, who don't have large enough speaking parts or well-developed characters....more
If you haven't read the rest of this series, you need to go pick it up right this minute, and read it without stopping. the worldDamn, that was good.
If you haven't read the rest of this series, you need to go pick it up right this minute, and read it without stopping. the world Lisa Mantchev has built with the Theatre Illuminata is intoxicating.
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll go to Shakespeare and read the source material. You'll wish the fairies from Midsummer Night's Dream would follow you around. you'll contemplate dying your hair black and blue. you'll quote well more than half the text on your kindle and all the people in your feed will wonder if you've lost your mind, or taken up plagiarism as a hobby.
You will cry and cry and cry at the end (or maybe that was just me), because the end is SO. GOOD., and because this is the last book in the series. I didn't realize that, then Ms Mantchev tweeted something about it being the last one. I am going to immediately start a petition to send to Feiwel and Friends to get more of these books. Even if Bertie wants to set off adventuring, I want to know who else is in the theater.
Does anyone know where I can get these signed? I actually took the trouble to run down hard copies of all three, and feel they would benefit from a signature. as you'll discover, words are important.
for those of you who are women in a certain age group, I will leave you with a Tweet quote (favorited from my feed) from Lisa Mantchev: "I keep watching for Jareth-Bowie to show up in the not new WIP, At the very least, I am owed some Muppets. #revising."
Be advised: this technically a YA book. For the purposes of this series, you are now YA.
(edited to add: no new review material, just a last desperate effort to add to my twitter feed.) #sosilverbright...more
I liked this book. This should not be confused for loving this book, or for a ringing endorsement. If you love Christopher Moore, you'll probably readI liked this book. This should not be confused for loving this book, or for a ringing endorsement. If you love Christopher Moore, you'll probably read it anyway. If you never have, start with Lamb, and leave this one for later.
I've had the book for a while. Apparently long enough to lend it to a friend, who lent it to a friend, who lent it to someone they knew slightly less well than that, and the friend tracked down a copy that was like the one I originally handed out and gave it back. In all, I'd say a year-long process.
A year-long process during which I never missed the book. I started to read it, and couldn't get into it, which was why I gave it away in the first place.
But, now book 3 in the trilogy is out, so I decided to take another crack at it, this time on my kindle. I find it's possible to read books much more rapidly off the kindle, so it's harder to misplace than a paperback. Look, when you pay that kind of money for a device, you keep close tabs on the device. All there is to it.
Even on the kindle, this book was a slog. There were moments in it that were shriekingly funny. The parts about the snapping turtles and the designer shoe, for example. And the whole "Donner Party Barbie" scene was hilarious. The Emperor of San Francisco and his men (Bummer and Lazarus), were priceless. Almost worth the price of admission.
The rest of Jody and Tommy's story was just...dull? I don't know quite how a vampire story can be so...unexciting?
In any case, I'm moving on to "You Suck" now, for their further adventures. I hope the Emperor and his men make another appearance....more
How long have all these books been the same book? I mean, I keep reading them, I keep buying them, I keep experiencing this bizarre deja vu feeling. AHow long have all these books been the same book? I mean, I keep reading them, I keep buying them, I keep experiencing this bizarre deja vu feeling. And frankly, that feeling is starting to not be so great any more. It's just not worth the occasional Micah pages (or Nathaniel pages, or Jason pages) to keep plodding through these things!
I can't even remember the plot of this one, but I think it had something to do with strangers coming to town, Anita shooting off at the mouth, and a big bloody battle. Possibly an orgy scene. Possibly several pages of Anita whining about how she can't do relationships, and she's forgotten to feed something. Honestly, this has been dragging on forever now, you'd think she'd learn something, anything.
Oh dear. I just completely failed to narrow it down, didn't I?...more
I liked this book much better the second time. Actually, I didn't finish it the first time. I didn't care for the Frank character, and frankly I had aI liked this book much better the second time. Actually, I didn't finish it the first time. I didn't care for the Frank character, and frankly I had a new Sookie Stackhouse book to read, so I just set it to the side.
It helped to have downloaded the book to my Kindle. For one thing, the kindle weighs less. For another, you don't have 9000 pages of text staring you down. So it went much faster, and I actually did enjoy the story.
I'm going on to Dragonfly in Amber next. Wish me luck!...more
I don't like Jacob. Be a man or don't, but quit wavering.
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I don't like Jacob. Be a man or don't, but quit wavering.
And what on earth?! A vampire novel where the vampire doesn't appear for most of the book?! Are you KIDDING me? If I wanted to listen to whiney were-creatures drone on for 800 pages at the time, I'd go back and read Laurell Hamilton's Anita Blake books again.