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Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
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Dec 27, 2010

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bookshelves: alternate-universe, cops-military, elves, lgbt, magic-users, series, urban-fantasy-horror, vamps, weres
Read from December 18 to 26, 2010 — I own a copy , read count: 3

This was really a re-read for me; I'd been reading the series steadily for a while and then fell off the reading cart for a while and fell behind, so I decided to take it from the top. I was really surprised at how very little I remembered from the first time, years ago, which made it enjoyable to read because I didn't remember precisely where it was all going, but it does speak to how affecting the books are (or are not).

I think of these books as the urban fantasy lover's version of beach books. They're fast--both in plot and in time to read--highly enjoyable for the time you're reading them, but ultimately not that big a deal. Which is awesome, when you want a book to purely enjoy, without thinking too hard.

My biggest--really, only--beef with Harrison is that she's one of those authors that doesn't really give good spatial orientation, so I don't often have a good feel for where the characters are in space or relation to each other unless/until they're touching. But the stories are solid and fast-moving with a distinct, memorable set of characters (I adore the pixies best), decent dialogue and satisfying resolution. Works for me!

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