The tech got here around 8:30 this morning and got whatever broke on the pole outside fixed, so I'm back!
And I apologize for the influx of notifications you all are getting. I'm trying to get caught up.
Didn't love it, didn't hate it. Enjoyed it well enough, I suppose.
This series of books is the basis for the British television series Wire in the Blood. This book in particular is the basis for the first two episodes of the show. If you've seen the show, you know a bit about what to expect in the book. If you haven't seen the show, I will tell you upfront, the book is gory and graphic and has detailed descriptions of torture. It doesn't shy away from it's subject matter. At all. Being a horror movie fan, I have a pretty strong gut when it comes to things like that, but even I was like this D: several times. So be mindful of that if you're considering reading. Also, having been published in 1995, it's a product of its time, and is a bit dated in some of its terminology and some of the attitudes regarding gay and transgendered people. I expected it from the homophobic cop characters, but to hear it at times from "the good guys" was pretty disappointing. I knocked a star off for that and for the animal death, which thankfully was not as horrendous as I was expecting it to be when I first started that scene. Still, though...
It was definitely gripping, however, and I enjoyed seeing the differences between tv Tony and Carol and book Tony and Carol. I have to say that I definitely prefer the tv show. I have the second book in the series and will read it, but am unsure at this point if I will continue reading past that.
My internet went out some time Friday after I left for work. There's an issue with a cable or connection outside, so a tech is coming on Monday to fix it.
The weekly art post will be delayed a day or two.
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Not bad so far, but I definitely could have done without the animal death. Though thankfully that didn't end up being as horrific as I first thought it was going to be.
Total points: 15 [Final total]
It took me awhile to really get into this one, but once I did...hooooo boy. There were a couple of really satisfying moments at the end, as well as some sad ones, too. The deepening and strengthening of Sebastian and Hero's relationship remains, as awlays, my favorite parts of these books.
I used this book for the following square:
Book themes for St. Martin’s Day: Read a book set on a vineyard, or in a rural setting, –OR– a story where the MC searches for/gets a new job. –OR– A book with a lantern on the cover, or books set before the age of electricity. –OR– A story dealing with an act of selfless generosity (like St. Martin sharing his cloak with a beggar).