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#1 of 6 Old 11-21-2003, 12:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Okay, anyone reading this yet? I got it for my bday, but I'm still working on Blackwood Farm.

I am very interested in where she's going with the Mayfair witches and Talamasca.
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I'm 100 pages into it.
It's not one of her better works. She's altered Lestat's voice, and he's saying things like "yo" and "baby" and it is really bizarre. He doesn't sound like him at all.
I wasn't too impressed with Blackwood Farm either though. And Merrick was only a step away from mediocre. It's like she's publishing early versions of novels instead of final edits.
But I'll read the damn thing to see what she does with these characters! Lestat-Mona-Rowan-Taltos all in one book, who can resist?
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Interesting about Lestat.

I just finished BF, so I'll be starting the new one. I liked BF and Merrick. Her husband died, so maybe that could explain the new one being so off-kilter. *shrug*
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I didn't know her husband died. How sad.

I finished it a few hours ago. It's not too bad, maybe a B-.
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just ordered it--i had a free book coming from my book club. i really enjoyed BF (and LOVE LOVE LOVE the mayfairs...but couldn't get into Merrick...)
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Okay, I finished the new one. It was okay. I also didn't like the language change. I'm happy to be finished with it. It wasn't a bad continuation, but not necessarily a good one, either.
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