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A little disappointing,
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After having read all of Sarah Monette's books and a few by Elizabeth Bear I was really looking forward to this novel but I must say that in my opinion they did not deliver the expected goods. First of all, the confusion with the names is really a drag. Using names that are hard to remember in the first place may be seen as a challenge to the reader. But changing half of them after the first quarter of the book is just A Really Bad Idea. The story itself is okay but the writing lacks the wicked sense of humour I cherish in both authors, especially Monette.
The thing I simply didn't get is the use of sexuality. Since the bonding with the wolves does not affect the men in other parts of their lives, like eating or hunting, I don't see the logic in making the sexual urges so overpowering. Especially since they lead to what is effectively gang rape, which made me more than a little queasy. Plus, I can't see what it conributes to the plot.
The world-building is fine, which was to be expected but there are too many points that really diminished my fun in reading the book.
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Ersteintrag: 21.09.2008 22:57:24 GMT+02:00
Yes, the gang rape IS somehow like ...*yuck*... but it is also necessary for the plot. The men are connected to the wolves in their deepest. And among wolves, the mating is madness. Even dogs (do you have one? ) are overwhelmed by something the authors call rut madness, and more so the wolves. These scenes illustrate the deepness of the connection between wolf an man, and bonds are created not only between the wolve who have mounted the bitch, but also between their men. These Bonds enable them to fight as they do - as one within the pack - sense. To me, the spiritual binding is far more overwhelming than the sexuality.
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