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The Red Queen by PG

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JMJacobsen
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The Red Queen by PG

Postby JMJacobsen » Thu July 22nd, 2010, 4:14 pm

I believe this one is being released on the 3rd in the US....anyone up for discussion? (I've got a copy I'm halfway through, but am willing to wait till the 3rd!)

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Postby Misfit » Thu July 22nd, 2010, 4:24 pm

"JMJacobsen" wrote:I believe this one is being released on the 3rd in the US....anyone up for discussion? (I've got a copy I'm halfway through, but am willing to wait till the 3rd!)


I'll join you as soon as the library copies come in, assuming it's not on today's Vine list.
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Postby boswellbaxter » Thu July 22nd, 2010, 4:39 pm

I'll be buying it! How are you liking it so far?
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Postby Divia » Thu July 22nd, 2010, 4:39 pm

It wouldn't be on the vine list, would it?

I'll discuss if I ever get a copy from the lib.
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Postby Misfit » Thu July 22nd, 2010, 4:48 pm

"Divia" wrote:It wouldn't be on the vine list, would it?

I'll discuss if I ever get a copy from the lib.


We can hope for it. If not, I'm high enough on the holds list that I'll be getting my hands on a copy as soon as they land.
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Postby Divia » Thu July 22nd, 2010, 4:56 pm

I have a dentist appointment at 245, so I wont be back in time even if they do have it. I'm sure it will be gone.
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Postby JMJacobsen » Thu July 22nd, 2010, 6:39 pm

Misfit - I'll bring you my copy this weekend, so don't waste a Vine book for it. You can pass it on to someone else here, it's a very fast read.

Now, as to how I like it....hmmmm....I kind of set myself up for failure here since PG and I don't mix well normally. But it's to her advantage that the last two HF books I've read were Weir's disaster and then The Sixth Surrender. Comparison, you know.

So far, and I'm 2/3 thru it, it's no different from any of her other books. She's got a forumula that sells, so she's not going to be messing with that. This is NOT in-depth historical fiction. It's HF Lite.

To be fair, there are three things that thus far I don't hate:

1) Not one mention (by name anyway) of the fishy-water-woman that drove me nuts in the last book.

2) The cover is gorgeous. No half-head here and Margaret looks appropriately severe.

3) Margaret isn't a simpering "I want to marry for LOOOOOOOOVVVE" kind of gal. Thank goodness. She's far too busy channeling Joan of Arc (ugh).

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Postby boswellbaxter » Thu July 22nd, 2010, 7:19 pm

1 and 3 are definitely encouraging, especially 3. Though 1 is a plus too.
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Postby JMJacobsen » Thu July 22nd, 2010, 7:31 pm

"boswellbaxter" wrote:1 and 3 are definitely encouraging, especially 3. Though 1 is a plus too.


Well, #3 is somewhat negated by the Joan of Arc channeling thing, to be honest. My head hurts from being hit so often with with it. I'm afraid to count the number of mentions of Joan and how Margaret is doing God's Will. At least some of the other characters think Margie's attitude is as ridiculous as I do, lol.

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Postby boswellbaxter » Thu July 22nd, 2010, 7:46 pm

"JMJacobsen" wrote:Well, #3 is somewhat negated by the Joan of Arc channeling thing, to be honest. My head hurts from being hit so often with with it. I'm afraid to count the number of mentions of Joan and how Margaret is doing God's Will. At least some of the other characters think Margie's attitude is as ridiculous as I do, lol.


That could be problematic. Maybe I should get a recording saying, "Joan of Arc" and "God's will" and listen to it every morning in order to toughen up before August.
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