Last time, a thug threatens to break Harry’s legs. Sadly, they’re still currently intact. (more…)
Tag: Dresden Files Storm Front
This chapter, we’re introduced to Harry’s long-suffering sort of partner. Karrin Murphy is the police officer who has to deal with weird stuff, like mysterious killings and Harry. (more…)
When I read Farla’s post about this in the queue, I immediately devolved into an incoherent rageful froth and emailed her insisting I put it in my two cents. I then went on to write a five page essay about mid-20th-century detective fiction. Enjoy.
Before we begin, let me say that I have read this book, or more specifically, I listened to it. Don’t do that. While the audiobook is done well, it meant I was listening to a man say the lines in the book, and it did entirely too good of a job at replicating the feel of actually standing next to a man who, mid-conversation, added that by the way, all women are gold-digging whores who don’t appreciate what a nice guy he is. It’s amazing how much worse that makes it.
Supposedly, the misogyny in this series is just in the first book or two, but any time I said, “Oh good, so you mean XYZ stops?”, I just got people saying they didn’t see how that was misogynistic, so from my standpoint, the series looks to be shit all the way down. And honestly, anyone who could read the first book and find it good enough to keep going to reach those supposedly non-misogynistic ones is someone already numb to misogyny.
So – that’s what we’re doing, everyone. This is going to be unpleasant for women and a hatefest for fans. The only consolation I can give is that we’re coming up on October, when I’ll also be reviewing carapace fanfic again as well as a bunch of short horror games.
Rarely has a cover quote been so useful. If you found the basic premise of Buffy the Vampire Slayer an enjoyable one, but didn’t understand why it wasn’t about a guy like all proper media, this book is for you. (more…)