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The God of the Hive (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Series #10)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Delicious.

Deliciously creepy. Seriously delicious. I love several things about Ms. King's style. I love the mix of 1st person (Mary Russell's chapters) and the 3rd (everyone else). I love that the memoirish intimacy of the 1st person chapters does not prevent, but enhances th...
Deliciously creepy. Seriously delicious. I love several things about Ms. King's style. I love the mix of 1st person (Mary Russell's chapters) and the 3rd (everyone else). I love that the memoirish intimacy of the 1st person chapters does not prevent, but enhances the story-telling intimacy of the 3rd person chapters. I love that she introduces new characters that make you sorry that you haven't met them before now. This book, in particular, introduces several intriguing new characters. (Especially one!) I love that her characters are as smart as they are made out to be. Obviously Ms. King is wickedly clever and intelligent herself or her stories and characters couldn't hold up to their promise. I am always a little wary of new entries in a series based at least in part on the partnership/relationship between a pair in which the partners are separated, but as always, Ms. King finds a way. Russell and Holmes find ways to communicate and their enforced separation merely heightens the sense that they are at opposite ends of a gradually stretching rubber band, and when, as must happen, the rubber band snaps back to its regular position in the final chapters of the book, it gives the ending a new snap and energy. As I said, Ms. King is smart, and has heart. Great mystery. A great week for me, teaching teenagers, raising daughters, making dinners, helping neighbors...but going home to a...really. good. read.

posted by Michele-from-Maine on March 23, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Shame on the publishers

The publishers are charging $5 more for the e-book than the member price of the hardback. Another book that I would have once have bought for for the pleasure of reading straight away but now I will either wait for a library copy or spend my time finding an author from ...
The publishers are charging $5 more for the e-book than the member price of the hardback. Another book that I would have once have bought for for the pleasure of reading straight away but now I will either wait for a library copy or spend my time finding an author from a non agency publishing house. These prices have made me realise that my spending on books needed to be reigned in and that I dont get pleasure from reading a book if I feel ripped off by the price.. How does loosing sales (and readers) like this make sense?

posted by Hypatia1 on April 5, 2010

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