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The Demon and the City by Liz Williams
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Nov 25, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: fantasy-fiction, mystery-genre, maybe-reread-sometime
Read in November, 2009

** spoiler alert ** This followup was a little disappointing. More than a little really. The romantic subplot ... let's just say I didn't like it, and it was not convincing. I hate to say it was trite but ... there are three women with speaking roles who are presented as tending to be romantically involved with women, and by the end of the story they're dead or romantically involved with men. (Or both!) And the author even trots out the "I haven't allowed myself to unleash my passion until now but with you, a male, I can" thing. (With somewhat justified reasoning but still ... it was a headdesk-nausea-wallbanger moment.)

There were sections I found myself flipping through rapidly because they weren't interesting. That, plus the urge to read-this-fast because I wanted to see what the author was going to do ... well, I may have missed some things that would make the story more plausible/interesting.
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