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L.K. Rigel lives in California with her cat, Coleridge. She wrote songs for the 90’s band The Elements, scored the independent science fantasy karate movie Lucid Dreams, and was a reporter for the Sacramento Rock ‘N Roll News. Rigel received her BA in humanities from CSU, Sacramento. Her work has appeared in Literary Mama and Tattoo Highway.
Her short story "Slurp" appears in Anne Frasier's 2011 Halloween anthology Deadly Treats published by Nodin Press.
on Jan. 26, 2011 :
Hmmmm. First thing - the cover is gorgeous and the dress in the cover does play a part in the story. Just as I felt Space Junque was a little too short, I feel like this one is too. There's *so much* going on, and it's really interesting stuff, but I felt that it was a little bit glossed over at times. That being said, it was great to see Char, Jake, and Durga again, especially now that Durga is a young adult. I also enjoyed seeing the ghost, Alice, and I'm very intrigued by the ghosts. I hope we get to learn more about them as the series progresses. I'm also curious about the whole soul thing....strange, but interesting.
And that epilogue...I hope we aren't left totally hanging! Important things obviously happened between the end of the final chapter and the epilogue, and I want to know more! I look forward to Bleeder and anything else set in this world. We're given enough bits and pieces to follow what's happening immediately, but I definitely felt like I didn't understand the big picture and can't wait to learn more.
This is a very disjointed review, but my thoughts about this novella are all over the place right now. I liked it, but other than that, I don't know what to think. Maybe once I've digested it some more, I'll have more coherent things to say. Or maybe not.
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(reviewed within a month of purchase)