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  •  Yes, I'd pretty much forgotten how it all started (4+ / 0-)

    until I re-read Mallory's Oracle for this. She seems much more sympathetic in the first book, but that changes. Although by the end of The Chalk Girl I'm off balance again.

    If you do not believe that there is an ongoing war on women, then you aren't paying attention. h/t The Pootie Potentate

    by glorificus on Mon Mar 12, 2012 at 06:01:12 PM PDT

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    •  None of the characters are (2+ / 0-)
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      Aunt Pat, Louisiana 1976

      simple or one dimensional.  The books that others have found "tedious" I found fascinating -- the ideas about willing self-delusions in Shell Game, the complex relationships between Riker and his father and grandfather in Winter House, revealed in a 40 year old murder file.

      I'm a Ripplearian: I don't know; don't really care; let there be songs to fill the air

      by Frankenoid on Mon Mar 12, 2012 at 06:08:46 PM PDT

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      •  Speaking of Riker, have you read "Dead Famous"? (4+ / 0-)

        That was another kick in the chest, I thought. O'Connell writes these heartbreakers, but with such clarity I read on in disbelief that the scene could be unfolding to such an awful end.

        If you do not believe that there is an ongoing war on women, then you aren't paying attention. h/t The Pootie Potentate

        by glorificus on Mon Mar 12, 2012 at 06:13:26 PM PDT

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