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To Darkness and to Death by Julia Spencer-Fleming
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May 19, 09

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Read in May, 2009

Compelling but unpleasant reading due the the plethora of selfish, obsessed, and delusional characters whose actions set off a chain of tragic events like a line of dominos falling.

I no longer have much respect for Clare or Russ; and since there were almost no sympathetic characters in this novel, I did not find this book at all fun to read. I'm starting to feel manipulated as a reader and feel that this author is too gleeful in torturing her characters. (Yes, I know they're not real, but I feel 'besmirched' by this type of read.)

The storyline of the next book in this series, "All Mortal Flesh", looks even more unpleasant. I will definitely skip that one. I may, or may not, continue on with "I Shall Not Want".
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