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Caine's Law by Matthew Woodring Stover
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Apr 03, 12

bookshelves: 2012_release_read, genre-fantasy, read_2012
Read in April, 2012

This is another book that just came too late for me; I remember loving the first Caine duology and also the first half of the duology ending here, but when I opened this one I realized that I kind of forgot most of what was about except in a vague sense. I did a quick refresh and i realized that I simply cannot suspend disbelief any more for the ultimate simplistic super hero taking revenge on an unjust society storyline which this series amounts too in the end; yes, the hero is complicated, with dark impulses but when all is said and done there is very little depth and nuance; anger, violence in droves but I couldn't find the magic of a few years ago and I simply did not care about the hero, the secondary characters or the the setting

A four star for the first books, but this one on its own would have been a two star book as I felt I wasted my time with it
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Eric That's disappointing. I was definitely less enamored of Black Knife than I was of the first two books; I was hoping this would make Black Knife better rather than continue the decline. (I still can't wait to read it though.)


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