Friday, November 11, 2011

Blog Hopping 11/11/2011

Welcome, fellow bloghoppers! You're looking at my personal blog, home to the rants and ramblings of an aspiring author. I also do reviews of werewolf books, which are here. New this week is Wolf Mark, a book that you probably hadn't heard of, but should definitely check out. Due to illness (just a bad cold, don't worry) there will be no new review this coming week, but tune in next week to hear what I have to say about Rachel Vincent's Pride. Have fun hopping!

This week's ice-breaker for TGIF @ GReads:

"Which characters from a book do you love to hate?"

Well, being in the midst of Pride right now, I can answer confidently: The entire cast of the werecats books. I'm serious. On one side you have Pride cats, with their hopelessly backwards attitudes on gender roles, draconian laws, and constricting caste and social structures. On the other, you have the South American cats, with their sadistic brutality, forced breeding programs, and willingness to take slaves for personal gain. Everyone who isn't actively enforcing the f'ed state of affairs is just sitting back and letting it continue. That includes Marc, whom the author bends over backwards to make excuses for. It includes Faythe, who talks big about her personal freedom but then runs to Marc or Greg for help whenever she's in a bind. It even includes Greg. Despite his being the most reasonable person in the cast, Greg continuously undermines his credibility with standard authority-figure dick moves like not telling his people what's going on or using harsh punishments to enforce discipline. I love the books, but it's a grim world, and there's hardly a single sympathetic character among the lot.

And that's all until next week! Have a look around, and happy hopping!

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