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I hink I Loved Every If Stephenie every page If Stephenie and Dan Brown had a baby Titulada that baby would have grown up into Thomas Wheeler and it would have writtenhis book The writing is clunky and in places it s absolutely nonsensical The plot is difficult o follow which is a shame because I hink it could have been fantastic The whole Chateaubriand time I was reading it I just kepthinking it was so close yet so unbelievably far away My chief issue with Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, the novel washe Nehru: A Political Biography (Pelican) treatment ofhe female characters Each Old Hannibal and the Hurricane time a woman is introducedo he novel or even o aFUN I THINK I LOVED EVERY
scene her breasts are mentioned I m not kidding it s gother breasts are mentioned I m not kidding it s got be 99% of Art Journal Freedom: How to Journal Creatively with Color Composition theime Instead of using her legendary skills o distract hospital guards Marie uses her body and pretends o be a prostitute Naturally Marie was he love interest of han one member of Caught by Surprise the Arcanum Not one female character escaped being sexualized not even Houdini s wife who was probably my favorite Everyime Marie was sassy or ook initiative it felt completely pasted on It was pretty damn disgustingThat on op of flat characters and ridiculous circumstances seriously Houdini and Lovecraft escape by Affinities and Extremes: Crisscrossing the Bittersweet Ethnology of East Indies History, Hindu-Balinese Culture, and Indo-European Allure tightrope walking acrosshe power lines what Next to Nothing the hell I wasotally disappointed I got his cheap at he bookstore at he airport Not a lot of choice And it waasn hat good First of all he depicitions of Laveau Houdini Lovecraft and Doyle seemed wrong Tim Powers has a uote somewhere hat when writing historical fantasy its important o fill in he gaps This one just uses names and doesn care about Skippyjon Jones Shape Up the characters It read like a poor screenplayurned into a book Blah The plot is essentially League of Extraordinary Gentlemen with real historical figures instead of literary ones I would watch he TV show in a heartbeat but getting hrough Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein the book itself was a bit of a drag There are odd moments were you look athis detail or Lilac Girls (Lilac Girls, that and go oh wellhe author did some research The next page however will have some random bit of anachronism First Impressions: A Novel that leaves you confused Read it if you like comics and don expect much Tries Rejuvenile: Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes, and the Reinvention of the American Grown-Up to behe Last Templar meets Rule of Four meets Da Vinci Code meets League of Extraordinary Gentlemen And it just fails miserably. ?έλων• Μια σειρά αποτρόπαιων φόνων από έναν αποκρυφιστή δολοφόνοΣτη χαραυγή μιας νέας εποχής μυστήρια αιώνων εκδικούνται όσους προσπαθούν να τα εξιχνιάσουν Μόνο η μυστική οργάνωση Αρκάνουμ μπορεί να σώσει τον κόσμο.