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11 May 2009


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I'm sad to say that I got about 50 pages in and put the book down. Thanks for the review--I have been questioning my abruptness with this one.



Crap. I really want to like these books, but if you didn't love it, I don't think I will.


Evil Genius was okay, but my favorite of her books are the Pagan series. If you haven't read them, you definitely should.

Fuse #8

Yeah, I picked this up in the bookstore yesterday and got a fair ways into it. My reaction was similar to your own. It's all well and good to get a sense of the dreary dullness of your average everyday vampire's life . . . but does it have to be so boring? A pity. I worship at the alter of Jinks.


I kinda liked this book. It's one of those books that sound better in theory than it is in practice. I mean, the vampires in therapy idea is hilarious in theory, but in the book there's no hysterically funny scene of the vampires being all "Hi, my name's Nina, and I'm a bloodoholic." I wasn't confused about Dave possibly being Nina's father because the book made it clear that he was 19 years old when he was infected in 1973, while Nina was 15 years old when she was infected in the same year. But I don't blame anyone for getting confused about who the character's were. I had to put the book down and go back and reread the earlier chapters to get a clear idea of who was who. (It wasn't as bad as Evil Genius when it was only on my fourth read that I actually had a proper idea of who all the university lecturers were). I didn't really think the plot was dull, though. It took a while for them to get out of Sydney, but after that it was all illegal bloodsports and attempted murder. Mostly I just liked it because it was funny.


Oh, thanks for that, iscaria, about Dave's age -- I missed that they were infected the same year. For some reason I thought he got infected right around when her father disappeared, so half-leapt to that Maybe-He's-Her-Missing-Father conclusion.

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