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« on: March 19, 2004, 06:43:00 PM »
Well, I'll be damned!

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for nothing can keep it right but their own vigilant and distrustful superintendence.

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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2005, 10:09:00 PM »
Have you read it? Is it any good?
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2005, 05:42:00 PM »
No, I haven't read it. I just thought it was interesting that the industry is seeping into pop fiction.

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotism.
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2005, 07:14:00 PM »
I just ordered a copy. I'll let ya know what I think when I get it read.
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2005, 11:32:00 AM »
Finished it yesterday.
Its readable; manages to keep the reader wondering what will happen next. The Charicter development was OK; it was possible to be interested in what happen to them. However, its not a book I'd recomend to a friend or a book I'd ever be tempted to read again.
I'm glad I got it cheep. No way would it be worth the publisher's price.
As for how it delt with "the industry" - very favorably.
Any parent with a drug addled kid who happen to get ahold of this book would likely be sent looking for a boot camp and escorts.
The other side of the coin (abuse and gross neglect) was not represented at all; at least not in that light.
The girl the story revolves around was  treated brutally; did resort to killing and eating an armadillo; did have to wear her menstral flow stained clothes; but this was al to the good and she was saved from herself as a result.
Also, the escort the story revolves around was a murderer - but only of bad guys.
Any body want my copy?
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2005, 11:33:00 AM »
Finished it yesterday.
Its readable; manages to keep the reader wondering what will happen next. The Character development was OK; it was possible to be interested in what happen to them. However, its not a book I'd recommend to a friend or a book I'd ever be tempted to read again.
I'm glad I got it cheep. No way would it be worth the publisher's price.
As for how it dealt with "the industry" - very favorably.
Any parent with a drug addled kid who happen to get ahold of this book would likely be sent looking for a boot camp and escorts.
The other side of the coin (abuse and gross neglect) was not represented at all; at least not in that light.
The girl the story revolves around was treated brutally; did resort to killing and eating an armadillo; did have to wear her menstrual flow stained clothes; but this was al to the good and she was saved from herself as a result.
Also, the escort the story revolves around was a murderer - but only of bad guys.
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