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Runemarks by Joanne Harris
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May 16, 10

it was ok
bookshelves: dnf
Read from May 10 to 14, 2010

I skipped though to the end, but at about half way I finally decided that while it had nifty bits (a post Ragnorak world with a "Nameless" god like entity and a religious structure of inquisitor types).

The magic structure of a runemagic with magicworkers being born with runes is interesting and well done and I really liked the Norse myth as a background structure.

My biggest problem was headhopping (must have been 50 POVs although it was in third) and spending a lot of time in a multitude of POV characters I either actively disliked or didn't care about. The goblins were too "cutesy" dumb for my taste. Even Maddy and One-eye (revelation of who he was not what you'd call a surprise) didn't engage my interest. Nor did the "rogue/trickster" who might have pulled me in to either like or hate.

I might try something else from this author because the ideas were interesting and so was the plot, but this triggered the eight deadly words.
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05/13/2010 page 200
45.77% "I'm finding this really slow going - I'm about 1/4 of the way through."

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