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November 8th, 2008

November 8th, 2008
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Book review: Choice of the Cat
Today's book review is Choice of the Cat by E. E. Knight.

This is the second book in the Vampire Earth series, following Way of the Wolf.  It would probably stand on its own -- there is not very much reference to events in the first book -- but it would certainly be easier to understand who the main character is and what the world is starting from the first book.

I enjoyed the feel of the writing in this book.  It engaged my attention and was fun to read; these qualities are what really make me like or dislike a book.  The plot is rather contrived, and it does suffer some of the inevitability created by the fact that the hero of the series has to survive.  The supporting characters are pretty thin, but they're appealing as long as you don't worry much about it, and the non-stop action doesn't leave much room for worrying.  It's the novel equivalent of an action movie -- it's a fun ride, as long as you're ready to just enjoy it.

8 out of 10.



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