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07/05/2004 Entry: "Kim Harrison's DEAD WITCH WALKING -- Two Views (Shelley and Linda)"

Dead Witch Walking

I enjoyed DEAD WITCH WALKING, by Kim Harrison. It was very interesting. As with DIME STORE MAGIC, another recent read with a contemporary witch, it was told from the first person point-of-view. Very interesting world building. Not a lot of romance--just the possibility of one towards the end of the novel. Lots of action and interesting magic and a lot of interpersonal stuff as the heroine figures out who to trust and starts building a new life. I am hoping that there is a sequel soon--the book does not end on a cliff-hanger, but does leave several loose ends, mainly in the personal relationship area.--Shelley

Well, Shelley, I hope that means I'll enjoy it if I ever manage to start reading it again. I got kind of annoyed with the heroine of DEAD WITCH WALKING. She's portrayed as being so tough, but I wasn't impressed. Seemed like everyone else was saving her. I like her sidekicks but thought she went too far with her distrust of her female vampire friend. And I was wondering if there ever was going to be a love interest. And the one that started by the time I quit the second time was kind of quick and strange. RATS!?--Linda

--DEAD WITCH WALKING review page

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I recieved an advance copy of this book and couldn't even finish it. I agree with Linda that the character was lacking. I thought she complained way too much for me to like her. It was disappointing because I liked the way Harrison described things like lucky charms and such. At least I didn't have the misfortune of actually paying money for the book.

Posted by Jennifer @ 07/10/2004 11:00 AM ET

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