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Talulla Rising by Glen Duncan
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Jun 05, 12

did not like it
bookshelves: 2012-mt-bookpile, old-reads
Read in June, 2012

This book had such promise: a world where vampires hunt (or is that breed) werewolfs (or werwulfs) and other oddities. The problem is the writing. I know this is a sequel, and perhaps that's the problem (I haven't read the first book). On the other hand, it could also be the writing style.

Here's what I mean: far too much is alluded to in one place, with bits and pieces of explanation leaking out in a sort-of "nyah nyah I know what's going on and you don't" manner. Take Talulla's nightmares as an example. She mentions that there are three of them and even talks about two. Then there's a strong hint about the third. And later, another hint. Later still, another. Finally we get to know what the third nightmare is, but by then I didn't really care.

I like books that stand alone, which this does. But by a quarter of the way through, I hadn't been made to care about the situation or the characters, and the hints and circular writing didn't help.

ARC provided by publisher.
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