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Deadly Decisions by Kathy Reichs
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Dec 04, 08

it was ok
bookshelves: american-mystery, suspense
Read in November, 2008

This book made me wonder why some female mystery authors choose to endow their female protagonists with so much unecessary angst. Reichs is one of several authors that I've read lately who is guilty of this. The protagonist can't just solve crime. She has to juggle relationship issues, neurotic family and friends, pets, concerns about her appearance (hair and weight), money worries, etc and catch a murderer. Yeah, I know that those are all "real" concerns, but if I wanted to read a book about women's issues, I'd pick something from Oprah's list. Why can't female detectives just solve murders? Male detectives aren't worrying about their weight! Or their significant others. To quote Henry Higgins, "Why can't a woman, be more like a man?" Authors, please don't pander to what you think women want. Please just create a strong, female character who kicks ass, takes names, and solves crime.
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Allison Great review...I didn't read the book, but I couldn't agree more!

Michelle Thanks! I wondered if I was going to receive feedback - either positive or negative...

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