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The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison
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Mar 25, 2008

really liked it
Read in April, 2008

As I said here Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan series has replaced Laurell Hamilton's Anita Blake series in my mind as top form in the genre of paranormal private investigators.

In this latest outing, she's upped the ante even more by not doing what Hamilton does as her series continues--to wit, regress her plots to the point where they are mere frames on which she hangs her torpidly overwritten soft-core pornography--but instead takes her character the other way. This 6th book of the series takes us along with Rachel as she discovers that there are consequences to living her life as she has been. That her actions have (and can) cause people to lose their lives.

It's a breath of fresh air for a writer in this genre to show her readers that she can risk dealing more seriously with her audience. Ms. Harrison has decided that she can risk treating us to Rachel's maturing and in doing so treat us maturely.

Thank you, Kim Harrison.
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Audrey I'm so jealous... I haven't even bought the book yet. I hope it is good.

Eliel I didn't even know it was out until I hit the bookstore on Saturday to spend a gift card.

p.s. They've re-released the last book with an additional short story included. Which I think is the height of evil publishing tricks. I don't need 2 copies of The Good the bad and the Undead...

Audrey that's what libraries are for. Boy, I need another bookcase.

Marcia Totally agree with you on this series replacing Anita Blake's as my top fave series!

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