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Killer Instinct by Martina Navratilova
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it was ok
bookshelves: fiction-crime, fiction, from-library-bll

It's like Wimbledon (the movie), only with murders. Mostly really good on its tennis, only with "stars" you've never heard of. And then you reach the one thing that throws you completely out of the story with its wrongness and you never quite view the thing the same way again. In Wimbledon its the fact that they keep playing after rain has started to fall. Dramatic, yes, but oh, so wrong.

With this book, it's the following line: "Taryn Henderson, a former Davis Cup star herself".

Tell me, oh fellow tennis fans - what's wrong with this picture? That's right, women don't play Davis Cup. Women don't get closer to the Davis Cup than the stands. That one slipped past everyone, and it shouldn't have. Sadly, it also makes me doubt that Navratilova herself read the final draft.

Anyway: it's fluff, and I borrowed it because I knew it was going to be false. I've read one of the previous books - Breaking Point - which was fabulous on the tennis, and I'm pretty sure had at least one queer couple. This one was rather straight, but still fabulous on the behind-the-scenes of tennis. The ending felt just a little rushed, but it's not like I was reading this for quality. I was reading it because it's fun to read something "written" by Martina (Goddess!) Navratilova.
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Reading Progress

April 16, 2008 – Shelved
April 16, 2008 – Shelved as: fiction-crime
Started Reading
April 22, 2008 – Finished Reading
August 27, 2008 – Shelved as: fiction
March 24, 2009 – Shelved as: from-library-bll

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