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Daemons Are Forever by Simon R. Green
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May 16, 2009

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bookshelves: fantasy, horror, mystery, mythology, paranormal, urban, series-reminder, read-in-2009, magic-users

About 1/3 of the way through I was pretty disappointed. Although I was enjoying the sarcasm and wry humor, the pace was slow. There was a lot of stuff that was extremely repetitive/derivative from Green's other books: the bar, Janissary Jane, a few of the tricks. Even a trip that uncovered strange creature but added nothing to the plot, a common Nightside occurrence. In addition, despite all of this repetitive stuff, there were tons of references to Truman and Manifest Destiny, but no review of what they'd done in the first book, leaving it very confusing. And yet... about 1/2 way through the action picked up and it got much better. There is a super cool twist for Green fans (I won't spoil it, but it's a good one!) and the pace got fast and furious. The 2nd part of the book redeemed the 1st.

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Reading Progress

May 16, 2009 – Shelved
May 16, 2009 –
page 94
23.15% "Has the same sarcastic humor and great characters of book 1. So far, so good."
May 16, 2009 – Shelved as: fantasy
May 16, 2009 – Shelved as: horror
May 16, 2009 – Shelved as: mystery
May 16, 2009 – Shelved as: mythology
May 16, 2009 – Shelved as: paranormal
May 16, 2009 – Shelved as: urban
May 16, 2009 – Shelved as: series-reminder
May 17, 2009 –
page 103
25.37% "Too similar to his Nightside series: the bar, scarred and super-tough warrior Jane, the mirror to his door trick."
May 17, 2009 –
page 129
31.77% "More trips that just showcase new monsters and don't add to plot. Like book 1 and the Nightside books. Clever to be clever = boring."
May 17, 2009 –
page 212
52.22% "Once he got to the action it got better. And the big twist on 212 is irresistable to Green fans."
Started Reading
May 18, 2009 – Finished Reading
July 17, 2009 – Shelved as: read-in-2009
July 31, 2009 – Shelved as: magic-users

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