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Shakespeare's Champion by Charlaine Harris
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Mar 16, 2012

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bookshelves: mystery, the-south
Read in March, 2012

Lily Bard is my favorite Harris heroine. She is tough and damaged and would probably be no fun to spend time with in real life, as she can barely maintain a conversation. In spite of this, she has no shortage of interested men, who indicate their interest in ways most men would not. This is one of my pet peeves with Harris' novels. Sex and relationships seem disjoint; they never fit together. Her female characters seem to be constantly surprised by overtures that arrive from out of the blue, with no smiles or flirting or context. And some of these moves are boneheaded; one of Lily's responses seems out of character.

After this, though, the relationships develop a believable measure of messiness, kindness, and cruelty. I found myself liking the second half of the book. I may read the next.

It is hard to believe the novel is only fifteen years old.

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