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Little Women and Werewolves by Porter Grand
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Jan 13, 2012

did not like it
Read in January, 2012

It may be unfair to this book to say it's not good, as it may just be that this is the book where I get tired of the joke--the joke being classical literary characters coexisting with supernatural horrors. In any case, this is my least favorite I've read of the genre.

The book is almost entirely made up of 3 completely different writing styles: Whole passages/chapters from the original book, plopped in intact; sections that read like they were straining towards horror porn; and the bridging text, which was like Cliff's Notes summaries of the intervening events.

Ultimately, I think the appeal of these sorts of books is supposed to be the contradiction between the structured and mannered past system of behavior the characters need to follow, and the violent survival skills they have to display to keep alive to carry out the plot. In this book, the characters were altered to the point where the distinct contrast was lost and they no longer really resembled the originals.

If you can be ok with the idea of the Little Women fantasizing about rolling around naked in blood and having it licked off by werewolves, then maybe this could be the book for you. Personally, I can't get behind it.

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Reading Progress

01/09/2012 page 176
42.0% "OK. Getting very close to ditching this book. It is Not Very Good."

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