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Dead Witch Walking (Hollows Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

45 out of 50 people found this review helpful.

Good series!!

The storyline is pretty good, and it's a fresh take on what can easily become cliche. If you can get past the sometimes stilted prose and repeated usage of phrases ("my stomach knotted", "made my head throb"), it's an entertaining, light read. The vocabulary isn't terri...
The storyline is pretty good, and it's a fresh take on what can easily become cliche. If you can get past the sometimes stilted prose and repeated usage of phrases ("my stomach knotted", "made my head throb"), it's an entertaining, light read. The vocabulary isn't terribly interesting or challenging, though every once in a while, the author will come up with a beautiful Koontzian phrase to paint the imagery which offsets the clangers.
The main character though isn't nearly as interesting as the conflicted Ivy, which can be quite distracting, and the strengths of the writing come in the confrontational scenarios between Rachel and Ivy. I'm guessing this is where Kim Harrison really got cranked up and engaged in the writing.
This book was entertaining enough for me to purchase the second in the series, which I am currently reading and will review.

posted by timetraveler-1692- on November 5, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

18 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

Did I miss something?

I picked up this ebook when it was offered free, a fact I'm glad for because I never would have paid for it.

First of all, I seriously thought I had started in the middle of an established series. The characters keep making references to places and things in a way th...
I picked up this ebook when it was offered free, a fact I'm glad for because I never would have paid for it.

First of all, I seriously thought I had started in the middle of an established series. The characters keep making references to places and things in a way that makes you think you should know what their talking about, and when they finally do explain it, it's very brief and written like a recap.

I found the main to character to be, well, somewhat wishy-washy. Not at all like the tough, bad guy-go getter I'd expect. One minute she's fine and appears to be on the verge of a break through, only to collapse back again into the realm of sad and almost pathetic. Rachel Morgan can't make her mind up about anything, and when she finally does she seems to regret it almost immediately.
Personally I found her Vampire roomy Ivy and her partner in crime Jenks the pixy and his massive brood to be more interesting, which is sad considering how underdeveloped the characters, were. There was potential, the back-story was there, but it was never brought out.

I'd consider reading more of this series...but only if they offer it for free!

posted by Writers_Block on April 20, 2010

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  • Posted January 15, 2014

    I liked this book a-lot. The pacing was amazing, the description

    I liked this book a-lot. The pacing was amazing, the description and writing rich and colorful - once you got past the first half of the book. I'd have given it a 4 star had it picked up sooner. That said I'm excited to read the next story. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    Mackster

    Ea good:/

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Starsun

    "Itll be ok..." She purred nuzzling him.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Really? Cant believe the great reviews on such a mediocre book.

    The writing style makes for a quick read but leaves the characters flat and boring. Will not be reading anymore from this author. Written for teens?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    Good

    Took me a long time to decide if I liked this book or not. By the end I enjoyed the characters and will probably go to the next book in the series. Patience if you read...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    What ages is this aproprite 4?

    Im 12 is this book good?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2012

    I agree

    I agree with "hmm" I've read much better books than this. But I do not coincide with the little "14-20" bit. I'm 13 almost 14 and I found this book to be mildly entertaining. I find it rather comical that the content was authorized for the older age groups (as in 18 and older) and yet it be the younger ones to find interest in it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    Fccfe

    Gffr

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2005

    'Chick Flick' book

    O.K. Not what I was expecting. To much detail but not enough background. Hard to explain. Its somewhat of a fantasy book, however, the present day situation is constantly talked about as if the reader nows what all these terms mean.....'turn', 'inderlanders' , hollows, dead vamp, practacing vamp..... and so on. If you find yourself in a bookstore with this novel in one hand and another in the other hand,trying to decide.....pick the other novel....trust me.

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