jamiebowen0306 (jamiebowen0306) wrote,

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A weird experience with a Kim Harrison book

I had a strange experience with "A Fistful of Charms," a Kim Harrison book that I started yesterday about a witch, her vampire room mate, a vampire friend and an attempt to retrieve the son of her pixie sidekick. It was a strange book. It was mess of a book to start with. I think this book isn't the first book she's written about these characters, because the author dumped a whole old of information on us without any explanation of what is going on. She just seemed to assume that the reader would roll with it.

This is where the weirdness comes in. Part of me was thinking that I should stop reading the book. That it was just too much of a mess. Too chaotic for me. In short it was driving me nuts. At the same time, there was a strange quality about the book that made me think "Well I'll just read a few more pages to see if it gets any better."

I read a little on the plane to Omaha and because it was the only book I had on me I started reading it when I got into the hotel I'm staying at here. And I just kept on reading and reading and reading till I finished the book at about 4 in the morning.

My first urge when I woke up this morning was to go and buy another, even though I was telling myself the book was a bad book at the same time (which I did, I'm now almost 150pgs into that book too). So all in all a strange experience that I'm never had before with an author.

There a bunch of other reason the book irked me (mostly about ley-lines which aren't knocking about all over the place and the fact that intellectually I know the story is daft), but I don't want to babble on for ever and bore people to death.
Tags: book, book review

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