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WARNING - THIS BOOK CONTAINS MANY SLURS
on 11 August 2015
Despite being a fan of the show for years, I've only just started reading these books (admittedly, this is only the third one I've read - the other two being Carved in Flesh (which was good), and Fresh Meat (which was very good), but I just had to leave a review for this one. I'm only on chapter nine and so far the author has managed to include fatphobic remarks (and made both fat characters in the book stupid, lazy and rude), slut shaming, transphobia, misogyny, racist comments about a Native American character, and slurs like whore and bitch are used towards female characters. A horrid "can I have a threesome with you" type comment is made by Dean toward two lesbians which is described as a "perfectly reasonable" request. There is also a male character that tries to get as many drunk women to sleep with him as possible, which is rape, although its not written as if it is.
There is no warning on the cover about these subjects, so please don't read this book if you are triggered by such things.
Very disappointed. The author should be ashamed if the best they can do is resort to lazy stereotyping and slurs. I feel very uncomfortable reading this book. Don't even get me started on the terrible characterization (Dean loves dogs - really????)