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Subject: Jacqueline Carey-Kushiel's series
Date Posted: 8/22/2007 7:54 AM ET
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Can anyone tell me what they think about this series?  I have an opportunity to get the first 3 books...but I have to get all three for the person to agree to send them to me (from another trading site).  I'd hate to waste 3 points if the series isn't good.  It gets good ratings on Amazon...anyone read it?

 

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Date Posted: 8/22/2007 8:21 PM ET
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Okay, I really liked the first one and I thought the 2nd one was good, by the 3rd one I was tired of the series.  They are very intricate and convoluted with a lot of s/m thrown in. lol

 

Date Posted: 8/22/2007 11:59 PM ET
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They are good but dont try to read them in one setting. Its like trying to discover the meaning of life. It will just hurt your head and leave you with nothing to show for it. Its so involved that if you read them all at once you wont be able to process it (at least my best friend who read all 1500 pages of the series in 3 days couldnt) BTW there is a 4th book Kushiels Scion.

Date Posted: 8/23/2007 8:05 AM ET
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Thanks...

I think I'm starting to get burnt out on the paranormal romance stuff.  I like the more unique books, I'm starting to think I like the stuff that qualifies more as urban fanasty...but I'm new to this genre so I'm kind of feeling my way thru.  I just finished Wraith and I liked it, was a bit different.... but the reoccuring themes of paranormal dude can't get involved w/ normal human girl...then of course by the end of the book they admit their true feelings & are true soul mates!  Getting on my every last nerve.  I never much liked romance books for the same reasons.   I'm reading Kiss of Midnight....and I already know it's going to be one of the reoccuring theme books...and I have Kiss of Crimson on my TBR shelf...URRGG!!!!  I didn't want to have the same things happen w/ the Kushiel's series. 

Date Posted: 8/23/2007 9:01 AM ET
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Read the Dresden Files. I love them (ok Ive only read the first two so far) they are so different. They have all the paranormal goodness but non of the stupid romancey repetativeness.

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Date Posted: 9/5/2007 12:47 PM ET
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I have The Kusheils Dart... And let me say that has got to be the slowest, drawn out read around. So many areas are just go on and on and on.. Its got just way too much of everything, the S&M parts are a bit much and alot of times its like the author got lost in the moment and then all the sudden remembers there is more to the story.... Its like trying to read the bible upside down and backwards.. You KNOW its good, you want to read it...but sheesh it just goes on and on and on LOL>...

Date Posted: 9/5/2007 4:38 PM ET
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Thanks...I passed on them!  I have Kusheils Dart, I'll start there and see how it goes. ...but my TBR pile is so large right now....and speaking of that.....I would love to get and read the Dresden Files but I never luck out to get them on the other trading sites(where it's first come, first serve)...I always seem to miss out.  And here I have to wait sooooo long...I might have to break down and buy them...or check them out of the local library!

Date Posted: 9/5/2007 11:37 PM ET
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Also check ebay. I managed to get the whole series (even the latest hardcover) for a decent price.  :)

Date Posted: 9/6/2007 11:39 AM ET
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I think the Dresden Files is definitely worth buying new if you have to. Recently I've really regretted getting rid of them after I've read them. Cuz now for the first time ever, I want to re-read them! And I never re-read anything.

Date Posted: 9/6/2007 2:49 PM ET
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Coming late into the conversation . . . I tend to agree with Hayley about the series.  I loved the first one.  There were so many things to it, different places, different things that happened.  The second one was good, but not as good, I thought.  With the third one, I was like "get on with it, I'm bored".  I skimmed very heavily through that one.  Kushiel's Scion I really enjoyed, however, maybe not as much as Dart, but close.  And I haven't read the newest one, whose name escapes me right now.

Date Posted: 9/7/2007 6:38 PM ET
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It took me less than tree months to get the Dresden files books here at PBS. Once the first one got posted they just poured in. I think Ive got two more from the series to get and thats it.

Date Posted: 9/15/2007 10:53 PM ET
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I thought they were well-written and interesting but did not really enjoy the S/M parts that were very explicit. However, I did enjoy the stories (plots, descriptions, characters) and the writing style,  so overall I would recommend them. Just be aware of what you are getting into, though, with respect to the fact that the main character enjoys pain.

Date Posted: 10/12/2007 6:22 PM ET
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It is one of my favourite series, but it is a very hard read. You really have to pay attention and stick with it. I think I read the first 3 with no breaks in between, but I wouldn't recommend it. I have the next 2, but I haven't read them yet.