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Coyote Musings
Coyote handsome
his coat the same brown
as the dust from which he rises


What is the sound of one hand slapping Schroedinger's cat?


The Quantum Duck goes "quark, quark."

September 2010
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Missing Left Sock Beast [userpic]
Because, someday, I hope to have my friends pimp me:

These books are dark, but really quite good.


Dark is fine. What’s good about it? Sell it to me!

(As pimpage goes, John Scalzi’s blog does a good job— I think I’ve picked up more books based on the recommendations there than anywhere else. Take a look at his big idea posts.)

Well, for one thing are fantasies with a female protagonist whose actions do in fact result from her wants and needs - even when those wants and needs are forcibly changed. (jpsorrow may in fact have been or be soon to be on the Big Idea, as a random side notes.) The world has a gritty feel, but it's the grit of a city and a place with history, where things wear down and are built back up. The plotting is well-done and the story moves forward at a good pace; I don't recall any places where either The Cracked Throne or The Skewed Throne slowed down.

And it's also in the unique position of making me genuinely feel sorry for the "villains" of the piece, who are doing what they know how to do to take care of themselves. It's a lousy way of doing things from the protagonist's point of view, of course, but it makes for complicated and delightful reading.

I'll think about it more and get back to you if you want - it's been quite a long while since I've reviewed a book or series of books.

Sounds interesting; I’ll get the trilogy. obsessivewoman may like it.