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Vellichor Afternoons

I like trip-hop, anachronism, cats, both coffee and tea, the sound of rain on a tin roof, antique keys, pop culture as a substitute for religion, theatre, photography, Oxford commas, and, of course, reading.

Currently reading

John Dies at the End
David Wong
Geek Love
Katherine Dunn
I, Lucifer
Glen Duncan
The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British
Sarah Lyall
An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace
Tamar Adler, Alice Waters
Craven Place
Richard Wright
Amy Greene
Unfamiliar Fishes
Sarah Vowell
Academics Handbook 2nd Ed-P
The Last Little Blue Envelope - Maureen Johnson It's not that I didn't like this book. Or that it wasn't somehow charming. I did. And it was.
Sometimes, I just wanted to step into the pages and deliver a well-deserved smack (or five) to Ginny. For a reasonably smart girl, she is myopically short-sighted, in grand denial, and NEVER asks questions about the things she should be asking questions about. OSTRICH GIRL, THY NAME IS GINNY.

Or maybe I'm just a confrontational sort of person who prefers a direct approach and am therefore stymied by a character who doesn't ask, for instance, why she is being blackmailed by someone who seems like a perfectly nice fellow otherwise. HMM, GINNY? DO YOU THINK THERE MIGHT BE SOME SORT OF TRAGIC REASON BEHIND IT?


So, while I like the book, like in the first one, I don't really like the main character.
But this book telegraphs its moves like a drunk frat boy at a bar.