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Working Stiff by Rachel Caine
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Aug 04, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: nook, read-2011
Read from August 03 to 06, 2011

This is a hard one to review. First off, I really liked it in that it was well written, the characters were engaging and the idea was clever.

But...it was downright disturbing in several places. And the large-scale concepts of death, being conscious in a decaying body, being dependent on a daily shot of a rare, controlled drug or face slow, tortuous death was very disconcerting. Several parts truly bothered me.

Zombies are not my thing. I really don't see the appeal. (At all.) But what made this so disturbing was the humanity of Bryn and how she was an otherwise completely normal, feeling, scared woman. It's hard sometimes to read something where the main character is such a victim in ways she didn't ask for and can't escape. It troubles me.

And yet, it was a solid book.

So, I don't know. I'd give it 4 stars with the caveat the you need to be ok with some serious horror in a very real, very difficult to get out of your head after you put the book down sorta way.

Oh and...What happened to the dog?

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