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Kerri Maniscalco’s second novel is so. much. fun! Not only does it occur in Bran Castle in Romania, it has one of the most delightful heroines you will meet. She is sassy, intelligent, fiercely independent, and not willing to compromise her principles. Her partner in crime is equally fun in a sexy and charming way. If you have not had the pleasure of meeting Miss Audrey Rose Wadsworth in her first novel, I highly recommend you do so.
From the sounds of it, I am going to be one of the few that really enjoyed Stephen King’s newest novel. Its feminist leanings are perfect for today’s chaos, as are the the environmental warnings. The best part, in my opinion, is that the story stays realistic, the ending particularly so. There are some fantasy elements, but they are remain elements and do not make up a majority of the novel. The whole thing makes you think and reevaluate your own actions in regards to the opposite sex. I enjoy novels that force me to reflect, and this one definitely fit the bill.
The nonfiction novel by Lydia Kang and Nate Pedersen was interesting in a gross, smh sort of way. After reading about the weird and wacky things people did in order to stay healthy, look better, or improve their mental health, I can only wonder what weird shit we are doing now that future generations will consider with horror.
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None, thank goodness.
I have always wanted to read this so we will see how the audio version is.
So, what are you reading?
Oh the Blatty books are all quite good & scary! 40th anniversary of it? Oh my. The Dracula book sounds fun; i’m tempted by it.
Indeed. It feels like that book has been out for a lot fewer years than 40!
I’m really enjoying the King book. I’ve seen it not getting the best ratings, but I like the feminist vibe I’m getting from it (and the dig at Trump I’ve read already).
Yep. That is one of the reasons I really enjoyed it. However, I can see why people may be disappointed with it, as it is nothing like his other novels. Plus, it just isn’t scary. I think fans struggle reading a King novel that is not horror.
Hmmm…didn’t realize people weren’t loving the new King! I have it from BOTM, but have been waffling about actually reading it.
How’s the Erdrich??
It is getting mixed reviews, I believe. I liked it. There is a major feminist vibe from the whole thing that made me feel better while reading it. There is no horror though, so if people were expecting a typical King novel I can see how they are disappointed.
I really enjoyed the Erdrich. The apocalypse portion was interesting if a bit too vague. I wanted to know why the devolution was happening so rapidly even though I know that this was actually a very secondary aspect of the novel. There is a lot about identity and family, what it means to be human, etc. I don’t think that will surprise anyone though given the background happenings and Erdrich’s other novels. Very well-written, of course, and engaging.