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I've started reading the Night Huntress series some years ago. I was really young and didn't expect an Adult PNR/UF series, so Iwas equally shocked as I was intrigued. My mother was the person who told me that there was most likely going to be some serious action in the novel. She basically laughed at me and looked at me as if I was planning to become a porn star next. (Not that being a porn star is something bad, but I was 14 or 15 and I did not like her expression!) Despite the first embarrassment, I read all the novels. And when I first 'met' Mencheres, I really didn't like him. Reasonably so, as Cat doesn't like him either and she's the narrator of the NH novels. And when I heard that there was a Spin Off series, I checked it out. The first spin off novel was about Denise and Spade. Now, I actually enjoyed it, though I always had Phoebe from FRIENDS in my head when I thought about Denise. Not cool. "I think this cat is my deceased grandmother." or "The recipe is from my old grandma Nest-Lé!" well.. XD The story starts with Mencheres meeting some ghouls in a dark corner of whoknowswhere. They beat him and intent to kill him. For some rather suspicious reasons he doesn't fight back, although with more than 4000 years of age, he definitely has the power to kill all of them with a simple thought. Kira is on her way home when she hears some noises and comes running to save whoever needs saving. Well, Mencheres isn't so lucky about it. And I suppose she isn't either, seeing as she's been mortally wounded by those ghouls. Mencheres saves her with his blood and intends to erase her memories. Except that it doesn't work. So, until his blood is out of her system she has to stay with him. He'd erase the memories then and send her on her way. She stays at his place, where she meets one of his arch-nemesis..isisis. This guy apparently wants Mencheres' powers. Problem is, Mencheres' powers have worked a little funky lately. And with funky I mean that he, for example, can't see the future anymore. I really liked the characters. Not that I dislike Cat, but Kira was awesome. And Mencheres wasn't so bad either. It was fun to read more about him and explore the world from a different angle. It was nice to see that what he liked about her was what I appreciate the most in other people, too. Oh, and the scene in the bathroom helped, too. Unlike the NH novels, the spin off series is narrated by both, hero and heroine. And because Kira really is a human Eternal Kiss of Darkness has some things Cat's novels will probably never have. Although the book is set in the supernatural world, it feels closer to reality. Family problems - and for a change they've got nothing to do with narrow-minded parents, but everything with loyalty and courage and the usual family bonds. And in the end it was also about being able to forgive, mostly yourself. (Because forgiving others imo is much easier.) Although all these things probably sound awesome, the novel lacked the special something. I'd like to be able to say that it's worth at least 4 stars or, hell, 5, but it isn't. The story was good, but not captivating enough to make me want my thoughts everywhere.
A gripping, at times harrowing novel, this is a tale of loyalty, forbidden love and self-discovery, where the decisions of one girl will impact an entire comunity. I wish the author had explained some things a little better, but I certainly think she'll be one to watch. I look forward to her next offering.
Interesting but not unforgettable discussion of the roots, ideas, and reality of the Iraq war by a great journalist. Packer has clearly struggled to reconcile his initial, if tenuous, support for the Iraq War with Iraq's present reality.
I finished this book wondering if it was funny and poignant to me because I've been exposed to medical humor all my life. Having read a few snippets of it to friends and such now, I think it's actually just laugh-out-loud funny sometimes. This is a collection edited by Dr. Brown of stories from the ER nurses and Docs around America. Many of them are hilarious, some of them highlight the frustrating powerlessness that doctors are often confronted with, and some are tear-jerkers. Most of them are pretty short - I think the longest one was five or six pages - and written in the very cut-suture-close style that most doctors have, with few frills. It was this very austere style, I think, that made it remarkable those details that they did find salient enough to include. While I've never fallen fully into the idea of doctors as less-than-human [again, they've always been around in my life:], the way these contributors note... age, what their kids look like, the way that spouses/siblings voices sound on the phone, the look in their eyes. The story that stuck with me the most was a fire-medic-cum-triage nurse who got a trauma case out of a car accident who arrived with constant compressions administered. As soon as they stopped compressions, the guy went agonal and died, but when they started compressions again he opened his eyes and was alert and at least semi-aware. He couldn't talk, of course, around the ambu bag, and they couldn't stabilize him as far gone as he was, but everyone in that room had to make the choice to actually stop treating a man who was alive as long as they humped on him, and let him die. The contributor was the man who actually spoke to the guy while someone else did comps and explained it to him. How would you word that? 'we can't save you on a permanent basis, or even stabilize you enough to say goodbye to anyone. as long as we keep working on you, you are technically alive and have brain function, but we're going to stop now. there's no point in it for us.'