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'Slip not a low one. He don't deserve it, being trapped.'


'I don't think anybody deserves it.'


'Aye?' he glanced at her. 'Then you ain't had such a bad life at that, Chess.' Nice dialogue.
Jan 30, 2012 03:40PM
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I know who did it.
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Worms!
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Cleaning her blade with her tongue. Very hygienic. LOL.
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'There is much humanity cannot comprehend. The Church comprehends for you.' Lawlz.
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Why does everyone look like a stereotype?! -500 pts
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She called him rockabilly.
Jan 30, 2012 12:59PM
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What do you guys think Terrible looks like?
Jan 29, 2012 11:39AM
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I wonder why Freud is banned.
Jan 29, 2012 09:25AM
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'Dames always wanna talk.'
'Not like there's anything else they'd want to do with you.' LOL! She's so mean to Terrible.
Jan 29, 2012 12:37AM
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SubterraneanCatalyst I LOVED that little convo :)


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new_user One of the deeper moments. It would be nice to see more.


Fani Just read that less than an hour ago. Where are you now?


message 4: by Jan (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jan I really like their little moments. Don't be afraid NU, they increase with each book :)


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new_user Fani wrote: "Just read that less than an hour ago. Where are you now?"

I just finished!

Yeah, I'd love to see more of those moments between them, Jan! Maybe Lex too. But I meant 'deep' just in general. The author is exploiting some serious issues, and for a while it didn't seem like she was even going to address any emotion. But she did! So cool beans.


message 6: by Jan (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jan Oh she gets there. But if your main character is someone who pushes all the pain away and drowns it in a buzz, it's hard to tackle the issues head on. So it's all in little things and small remarks and scarse moments. I really like that about the series.

I still don't have a very detailed picture of what happened to Chess, and even less of Terrible, but that's what makes the little insight you do get so interesting.

I'm glad you liked it! And the second book is my favorite, so I hope you'll like that one too.


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new_user Thanks, Jan!

Well, I do expect some character exploration, even if subtle. Otherwise I'm tempted to say the 'edge' is gratuitous, if not for development. There has to be a purpose. After all, there's already some stretching of disbelief with the 'enforcer with the heart of gold.' Already the substance is questionable. I don't expect long treatises within the text. But I expect something. We didn't see anything of Chess' history/motivations/emotions until well into it, which is understandable. The author wants you to see her as what she is first. It's fine as long as I get something.


SubterraneanCatalyst Jan wrote: "Oh she gets there. But if your main character is someone who pushes all the pain away and drowns it in a buzz, it's hard to tackle the issues head on. So it's all in little things and small remarks..."

I already downloaded the second book :) Yay!! I am a fan, no doubt.

@NU:
as far as the enforcer with the heart of gold..well I see how he is that. There were many moments IMO and his steadfastness...


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new_user There is, but as that's unrealistic... I played along.


message 10: by Jan (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jan Oh I agree that exploration and development is definitely necessary in characters. I just feel that it's a nice change of pace to not get the entire sobstory background and torture at once but in little bits.


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Jan About the heart of gold thing, I'm not sure that applies to Terrible really. I don't think I see him cuddling kittens any time soon. I think it's more of a case that he's decent to the people he likes, but there don't seem to be many of those.


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new_user Remember Hunchback's kids? I expect kittens are in store. LOL.


message 13: by Jan (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jan I'm not saying he's evil, I just think heart of gold goes a bridge too far. He's definitely flawed, even on his good side. But that's one of the biggest reasons I love him so. And I so adore him.

But I think I'm doing to you what Moss and Laura Lulu did to me when I was reading book 1. Gushing about Terrible and how awesome he is, when lots of things that make him such a beloved character happen in later books. In book 1 he's just interesting and kinda nice and sweet underneath the violence.

But it's hard for me to think of terrible as the terrible of book one and not book 3.


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Yeah I agree with Jan. Part of the appeal of the series is the need to accept the characters for what they are, because they're all pretty flawed. I think the reader has to process the characters in the present as much as possible, you know? Deal with who they are now, and how they're trying to get through the day, without looking for too much backstory or gory past.

Terrible is very Darcy a la Bridget Jones that way: he likes Chess just the way she is. Which is so mindblowingly sexy I can't even begin.


SubterraneanCatalyst Moss wrote: "Yeah I agree with Jan. Part of the appeal of the series is the need to accept the characters for what they are, because they're all pretty flawed. I think the reader has to process the characters..."

OH Moss, I agree with you verbatim. You are just much more eloquent than moi. I really enjoyed Chess, and Terrible as they are and I know down to my bones more is coming for ye faithful readers!


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