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Notturno by Z.A. Maxfield
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Jun 26, 2009

really liked it

Z.A.Maxfield is the author I would admit to reading if/when I get caught out reading M/M fiction so I am a little disappointed not to be more engaged by this novel which is a sympathetic variation of the vampire theme, a departure for ZAM of which I do not approve.
I know I have given it four stars because I did enjoy the story, but I don't think it had that Maxfield factor - in particular her sense of humour. There was a little, (as in when the vampire of irish origin declared he was 'more Tolkein than Stoker') appearing seemingly by accident, which served to illuminate the fact it was generally absent. I felt she had tied it up tight and was trying to keep it out deliberately and this cramped her style. ZAM continues to show she is a cut above the rest with the actual quality of her writing, the journal entries were beautiful, but somehow although I did enjoy the story it didn't ever grip me, my heart didn't race and I don't need to know any more about any of the characters.
.A quality read, but not one for the 'will read again pile".
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message 3: by JenMcJ (new)

JenMcJ Her humor (along with her writing style) is what makes her books a cut above...dang.

FloJ Fingers crossed for "ePistols at Dawn"

message 1: by JenMcJ (new)

JenMcJ True. Cuz I need another in by TBR pile. LOL

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