Who died and made you Elvis?

Cordelia ,'Storyteller'


Literary Buffistas 3: Don't Parse the Blurb, Dear.

There's more to life than watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer! No. Really, there is! Honestly! Here's a place for Buffistas to come and discuss what it is they're reading, their favorite authors and poets. "Geez. Crack a book sometime."

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meara - Jan 22, 2023 10:02:16 pm PST #27524 of 27529

Ooh yes the second one in that series is on my holds shelf Teppy! Still several weeks though.


Steph L. - Jan 28, 2023 9:05:22 am PST #27525 of 27529
It's actually been a really hard year, when you stop and do the math. Eliot would cry, too, if it didn't take him seventy minutes of therapy, two cocktails, and a Sondheim medley before he can experience a human emotion through the haze of his PTSD.

Dang, Ninth House just goes hard right from the start, doesn't it? I can definitely say I was not expecting haruspicy (divination through entrails) (as soon as I read the word "Haruspex," I thought "wait, is that someone who reads the future through entrails?" and WOW, was I ever right), much less divination through the guts of someone *still alive*, in the first chapter. I maybe shouldn't have read that right before bed.

That's a hell of a way to get me hooked for the rest of the book, though.


DavidS - Jan 28, 2023 10:08:31 am PST #27526 of 27529
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

That's a hell of a way to get me hooked for the rest of the book, though.

Her pacing is fantastic. It's not always propulsive, but there's constant intrigue that pulls you forward. But she knows how to step on the pedal as she swerves into the big action scenes.


Steph L. - Jan 31, 2023 4:10:02 pm PST #27527 of 27529
It's actually been a really hard year, when you stop and do the math. Eliot would cry, too, if it didn't take him seventy minutes of therapy, two cocktails, and a Sondheim medley before he can experience a human emotion through the haze of his PTSD.

I'm halfway though Ninth House and just put the sequel on hold at the library. I really dig it.


-t - Jan 31, 2023 4:41:30 pm PST #27528 of 27529
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

I just started listening to Ninth House. I had forgotten a lot of detail. And in reading in in print form I don't think I picked up so well on the POV shifts. The two narrators makes that a lot more apparent


Steph L. - Jan 31, 2023 6:22:11 pm PST #27529 of 27529
It's actually been a really hard year, when you stop and do the math. Eliot would cry, too, if it didn't take him seventy minutes of therapy, two cocktails, and a Sondheim medley before he can experience a human emotion through the haze of his PTSD.

The audiobook has two narrators? Clever! I did pick up on the POV shifts, but not right away. I had to go back and reread some of the chapters once I realized that.

I started out disliking Darlington, and now I kind of love him. I'm far enough into the book that I know it *wasn't* a portal that got him, but I'm not finished with the book, so I still don't know what it actually *was*.

I really didn't see the whole Alex can share her body with ghosts thing coming. Although I was 100% UNsurprised that she killed those dudes, with or without ghost!Hellie helping. They totally deserved it.


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