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Pale Demon by Kim Harrison
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Dec 18, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: fantasy, fiction, urban-fantasy
Read in November, 2011

Ah, fuck, I don't know, I read this a month ago and five thousand miles away. When people ask me for urban fantasy series recs, I often don't give them this one, and when I do it's with a lot of caveats -- "she would be a much better writer if she wasn't pumping out two books a year" "there are a handful of sex scenes that are just embarrassing when you remember someone wrote them to be sexy" etc. I swore off this series, actually, on a surfeit of stupid. But swearing off a series means you have to totally unplug, abandon the early investment in the lives of made up people, back before it all went weird and sort of deflated. And so I unplugged, I stopped caring. And because I stopped caring, I could pick up the new book for airplane reading and go "huh, yeah, there it is" over it. Whereas if I still cared, I wouldn't come anywhere near this book. Shrug.
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Contrarius I think this is a "chick" series. As a person of the feminine persuasion -- but one who does NOT appreciate PNR -- I like this series a lot. There's a *little* romance, but romance is not the driving force. The characters are great, and in audio the narrator does a wonderful job. This latest installment was *not* my favorite, but as a whole IMHO the series is lots of fun.

Lightreads Yeah, that's why I liked it initially for the first half dozen books. The emphasis on the friendships as the emotional backbone of the books, rather than the boyfriend of the week. That made the series stand out a lot from the rest of the pack. But a lot of stuff has gone wrong for me in these in the last few (also, witches have extra special vaginal muscles? ahahahaha WHAT?) so.

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