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Basilisk by Rob Thurman
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Oct 10, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: unfinished, urban-fantasy
Read in January, 2011

Oh, Rob. Oh Rob.

I tried. I tried to read past the awful emo that topped anything that Cal and Niko ever had to offer. I tried to get past the awful dialogue and expository repetition, telling myself that yeah, while the book could probably in fact, be done in 40 pages, surely there was something in here to keep me reading.

I even tried to explain away the awful ignorance displayed about domesticated ferret behavior. Biting *all the time* to draw blood? Er, terribly abused. Really. Beyond anything every hinted at in the first book. Horrible smell - so bad everyone always commented on it. Must still have scent glands and being washed daily off scene. (Might also have something to do with the bizarre diet, too!). But nothing can explain the noises. Or the other distinctly non ferret habits. Have you ever seen a ferret outside of a big box pet store, where they tend to just sleep most of the time?

But then I got to the part where Misha finally meets up with his online sorta of girlfriend, and oh my gods, the tropes were going to kill me. And the if a reader couldn't see where the plot was going with the awesome perfect super bionic and oh so smart girlfriend, then they....just deserved to read to the end of this awful thing anyway.

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message 1: by Var (new) - rated it 1 star

Var Now, I never got so far ;)


Sarah ha! *g*


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