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The Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop
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Mar 04, 08

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Read in March, 2008

I gave this book a chance but decided not to finish it. I'm not saying that other people won't like it, but I did not get into it.

The author's writing skills were there. Characters, dialogue, and scene-setting were all well done, but narrative flow and explanation of plot were not apparent to me. I just could not entirely figure out what was going on. The book made me wonder if I was a lack-wit because I was lost and unaware of where things were heading.

Another turnoff for the book was that it was mostly a string of sadistic sex scenes. I am not against sex, erotica, or violence in books. I've often found such elements quite compelling, but in this book the torture scenes just sickened me and there were no characters that I could care about.

So, there it is. This book was not my cup of tea. I'm moving on.
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