Sunday, 29 March 2009

Book review #4 A Stroke of Midnight, by Laurell K. Hamilton

Disclaimer: all my own view, nothing against the author of the book at all.

I really ought to pay more attention to the short snippets about the book before the first chapter. You'd think I'd learn that if people keep saying words relating to smush, the book will have smush in it.

It sounded fun, with faries in, a princess, guards. It's written in the first person, and reads very well. Only the princess is very much in love with her guard. Guards. Because no-one in this world marries unless they are pregnant, and they um yes well *blushes* with their guards until this occurs.

I don't need to say any more. I stopped reading. I'm sure it's very good for its genre. Just not my cup of tea. A bit too open in some areas.

*makes mental note to stop reading if there are clear warnings of strong smush*


Lady Glamis said...

smush smush smush... this makes Monarch look innocent, right?

Yunaleska said...

Yes. There were words used on the back cover, and the inside pages which I'm not repeating here. That really ought to have rung alarm bells. I've learnt my lesson.

Windsong said...

*stabs smush*

I hate it when there's a perfectly wonderful story that gets ruined by smush!

Yunaleska said...

And strangely there's a huge following for it. Stories can be told without it! Or low doses.

Windsong said...

I don't think people realize how much they've been smushified, what with advertizements, tv, music, movies, and books.

Yunaleska said...

Unless you take a step back from it all, which I did for personal reasons, well, you really don't realise the saturation of smush. Totally agree with you.