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Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer
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Dec 29, 2010

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bookshelves: fiction, history, childrens

** spoiler alert ** The first dozen or so chapters (there's something like 47 in all) were pretty slow to get through, as the story is told first person with a heavy English-street-urchin accent. After awhile I caught on to the general rhythm though, and came to find a few pretty creative twists in the language used. This book was given to me by my boyfriend's sister, so I didn't really think I'd be all that interested in it, but the main character Mary "Bloody Jack" Faber is comes to be endearing. However, not too far into it you sort of realize that nothing horribly horribly bad is going to happen to her. She has close calls, she gets by. It's not that I WANTED her to get hurt, but, that just would've been fairly believable what with all the almost-gotcha moments.

The narrative is slightly stream of consciousness, straight through whatever's going on at the moment in a linear path, which makes it a quick lil' read once you get used to the language.
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