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Boring read but above all offensive!!!!,
This review is from: Strange Angels (Paperback)
Perhaps I'm not the best person to write a review on this book simply because I couldn't be bothered to read it all the way through! Oh yes it was really good *sense the sarcasm!!!*
Anyway the one thing I really want to comment on, which other reviewers haven't, is it the slightly racist tone in the opening of the book. One of the characters, Graves, is part asian..... no problem there cause I love asians!!! But a MAJOR problem is the fact that the lead charcter refers to him several times as a 'half breed' and even says... and I quote... "at least he hadn't drawn the really slit-eyed card that a lot of half breeds have". Frankly when I read this I was appaulded and I don't think it is a case of me being overly sensitive. There is no indication that the character Dru is saying this to be deliberatly offensive... if the character was written as ignorant idiot it would be excusable..... but oh no it is passed in the book as a 'normal' observation which is the worse part of it all. It may be okay to use such term where Ms Lili St Crow comes from but over here it is a different story and the term 'half breed' is not just offensive to part asians but to any mixed raced person!!! This, coupled with ultra boring 'i've read that before' charcters and plotline pretty much put me off reading the book. If I was you try the Mortal Instuments series City of Bones (Mortal Instruments) or the Fallen/ Torment/ Passion trilogy Fallen... these books are better written and offence free!!!