Kushiel’s Chosen

Kushiel's Chosen

by Jacqueline Carey

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The second installment of Carey’s trilogy that began with Kushiel’s Dart. Very much a “middle” novel, but with some interesting plot twists.

Read in February; logged in April.

Kushiel’s Dart

Kushiel's Dart

by Jacqueline Carey

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Read in February, logging in April.

For the first fifty pages of this book, I was thinking, “This is stupid, this is boring, this is badly written, and oh, God, I bought the sequel!”

But I realized I wasn’t really giving it a chance. I still think the author overwrites, but the story of palace intrigue and alternative-earth politics is still pretty entertaining. Good characters, just too much purple prose.

American Gods

American Gods: A Novel

by Neil Gaiman

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I read this at the beginning of February, 2005, and am posting this in April (backdated), so I’m not posting a review, just this: gripping, creepy, stark, horrible, visceral, and amazing. Recommended.