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Subject: T is for Tresspass...
Date Posted: 1/22/2008 8:20 AM ET
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I just started this, and feel like it's much darker then previous books in the series.  THoughts?

Date Posted: 1/22/2008 11:43 AM ET
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Yes, I agree, it's much darker than this series usually is. I didn't care for the ending, thought it was ... too pat in some ways, I guess, but even the poor ending was very well-written and I can understand why Grafton chose to end the book the way she did. That is to say, the ending had its logic, it didn't come out of nowhere, but I just didn't like it. Sue Grafton is such a gifted writer.

I've known a few sociopaths in my day, and they are very scary people, and then there was the whole theme of elder abuse, which is very real and is terrifying to someone my age, or to someone who cares about an older person. I won't say the book gave me nightmares, but I missed the usual humor (if the humor was in there, I overlooked it, probably because I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to see what was going to happen), and it was an unsettling read.

Les

Edited for spelling.



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Date Posted: 1/22/2008 8:23 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/23/2008 6:34 AM ET
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I was a basket case at the end, I was so nervous about what was going to happen!  LOL

Date Posted: 2/14/2008 6:34 PM ET
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Has anyone else read this? Thoughts?

Date Posted: 2/15/2008 4:21 PM ET
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I read it and have passed it along to a new home. It was darker, I agree, but I still feel like it was the same Kinsey Milhone. I liked it and will continue to read the series to the end. Les I don't think the usual humor was there in this one.



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Subject: Not read T and may not.
Date Posted: 2/16/2008 8:28 PM ET
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I have always been a big Sue Grafton fan. Have read all of her alphabet mysteries so far. I did not really like S is for Sleuth. It seems to me that she is getting bored with her character and is trying to branch out. I hate to sound like an old fuddy-duddy, but I wish that she would just keep Kinsey like she was. I have enough stress in my own life, I turn to reading for an escape.

Subject: I am skipping T
Date Posted: 2/21/2008 8:29 PM ET
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At least until it gets to paperback. (I am tying to boycott it altogether, but I may break down and read it in paperback.)

I have read so many reviews about it being dark - it deals with elder and child abuse, it is scary, etc.

I wish Sue would just get Kinsey back to cutting her hair with cuticle scissors, having 1 good dress, driving a junked up car, etc. That is the kind of person I can identify with and the Sue Grafton I loved to read.

Kinsey, I miss you, please come home!

Marla Maye

Date Posted: 3/15/2008 9:21 PM ET
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"T" was a very quick read.  I read the entire book in one sitting at Barnes & Noble's coffee shop (2 hours?).  So depressing!  This book was Grafton's biggest downer, in my humble opinion.