I ll be honest I finished Unraveling by Karen Lord weeks ago #But Have Not Had The #have not had the or desire to write this review Unfortunately it was an arduous read for me I had to force myself to ick it up and often found my mind wandering while I read it When I finally did finish it the only emotion I felt was relief Unraveling is a classic example of very fascinating concepts that just never came together Unraveling is a murder mystery steeped in Caribbean folklore It begins with a forensic sychologist believing a series of ritualistic murders had just been solved But after a near death experience she is intercepted by two demi god brothers who reveal the true killer has not been caught So they guide her through labyrinths in a netherworld so she can travel through the The ABC of Communism pastresent and future and solve the case And there are angels and undying eople and amulets Or at least I think that is what it s about I don t really know The story jumps around in time erspective and reality so often and without explanation that I felt I was traveling my own labyrinth just trying to decipher what in the hell was going on I m not saying it s bad for a book to be complex or take some work to unpack but the reward better be worth it and this one just wasn t Though unraveling un intended the serpentine narrative was very difficult the book wasn t all ain The writing was often beautiful Especially in Lord s descriptions of the demi gods and angel she really captures an otherworldly uality of these charactersMy main issue is that the book is marketed as a standalone fantasy novel It wasn t until I did a little research that I found out that it takes When The Light Went Out place in the same world as Lord srevious book Redemption in Indigo 2010 Even many characters and overarching concepts are introduced in the revious book Though the story of Unraveling is standalone the reader is expected to have this reviously acuired information In fantasysci fi an understanding of the world is vital for comprehension and enjoyment of the story so I feel like reading Unraveling without reading the revious book set me up for failure Maybe that s why I was so lost Or maybe it was just an overly complex book with interesting concepts that just never came to fruition Daw Books rovided me a copy of the book for honest review Apparently this book isn t really a standalone it s a sort of continuation of one of the author s other stories and it really showed I don t hate stories that don t reveal a lot but this book took that to another level It was so needlessly confusing that I had no idea what was happening for most of the story The reader is just dropped into this world with no explanation of what s happening and it never becomes clearer I never connected with any of the characters because of that either This was just a bad reading experience and not one that I d recommend The hero of Karen Lord s knotty and sometimes confounding fantasy thriller is Miranda a therapist เพชรพระอุมา (ตอน 04) อาถรรพณ์นิทรานคร pulled out of time and into a labyrinthine netherworld to help solve a series of murders that baffles the gods themselves The title of Lord s novel is appropriate the drawback being that the story unravels a bit too methodically and deliberately The characters human and god are appealing Miranda brings a surprising amount of consideration to her role in these events even as she is unceremoniously hijacked into service The Trickster too makes an interesting companion and foil On the downside we get way too deep into the book before a genuine antagonist shows up and while the conclusion was satisfying enough the trip there was too circuitous to fully captivate this reader I would like to rename this book to Unrevealing I chose to read this book because my library app advertised this book as one of the new additions to the library s collection and I thought that it would be fun for once to read a book just because it looked interesting without any background information Guess the old saying about judging a book by its cover holds true I guess the author wrote this because she has been contemplating Christian theology and somehow created this book based on that But don t worry she doesn t come to any conclusions or if she does I didn t get them She doesn t evenrovoke you to think about uestions concerning Christian theology or if she tried to then she missed the mark at least with me The only uestion you are left with is what did I just read what does it mean Thankfully the language she uses is almost oetic so there is a good flow to the book which makes it easier to reach the end which still didn t come soon enough I m with the other reviewers on this one it s a fantastic concept and there are marvelous threads in the story but unraveling them no un intended roved to be a LOT. In this standalone fantasy novel by an award winning author the dark truth behind a string of unusual murders leads to an otherworldly exploration of spirits myth and memory steeped in Caribbean storytellingDr Miranda Ecouvo forensic therapist of the City just helped ut a serial killer behind bars But she soon discovers that her investigation into seven unusual .
Of work There are some highly intriguing and original ideas here and the characters held great otential but everything seemed weighted down by a vaguely obtuse sense that I wasn t uite getting what the author was trying to tell me The read was surprisingly uneven as a result I d be clicking along and thoroughly enjoying the journey for handfuls of ages then suddenly find myself ulling back shaking my head and rereading the last few Brainwashing of the German Nation paragraphs to figure out what happened where I got lost and why things stopped making sense Thanks to Penguin First to Read for my review copy I received a free e ARC through First to Read from theublishers at Penguin Random House Trigger warnings death child death body horror dismemberment severe injury violence blood spidersDr Miranda Ecouvo is a forensic therapist who helps Encounters with Rauschenberg: (A Lavishly Illustrated Lecture) people who have witnessed violent crime unravel the truth about what they ve seen She s coming off one of the most gruesome cases The City has seen lately a ritual murderer who dismembers his victims and keeps their bodyarts However when she s visited by Chance and the Trickster two brother undying she realizes that the murders may have been instigated by something other than human The three of them follow the memories of various eople involved in the case bending both space #and time in the hopes that they can get close enough to the real killer to #time in the hopes that they can get close enough to the real killer to their identity and stop them before they complete the ritual and become immortalThis is one of the weirdest books in recent memory We re dropped abruptly into the story with little explanation into the lot or the world While Unraveling claims to be a stand alone fantasy novel I kind of wish I had read Lord s Redemption in Indigo first if only to familiarize myself with the characters and the world building That being said the lot itself is stand alone and it s entirely ossible to read it on its own Social Media and Social Movements: The Transformation of Communication Patterns provided that readers areatient and don t mind having all their uestions answered immediately if everThe structure is gorgeously complicated as Miranda and the undying move in and out of timelines and imagined hysical spaces Very little of the lot actually takes Ouroboros place in the real world and the timeline meanders into the memories of various minor characters loops back on itself to see eventslay out again in a different way and never manages to resemble anything close to linear We re always grounded by Miranda Chance or the Trickster s Hollendartida i Norge: 1550–1750 perspectives which keeps the novel from becoming too confusing Again it s the kind of book that rewardsatience and reuires some thinking on the art of the reader to weave the many threads together into something intelligibleI m new to Lord s fiction but I admire the restraint in her writing style Her subject matter is complicated and it would have been very easy for the language to be similarly complicated which would likely render the novel utterly incoherent Instead the sentences themselves are clear and straightforward I might not understand why things are happening but I retty much always knew what was happening weird as it might be I would encourage readers who want to experiment with nonlinear views of time and space to give it a try because on the whole it s retty accessible In addition it also resents Caribbean culturemythology which is a nice change from AmericanEuropean fantasyOn an intellectual level the novel has a lot of impact On an emotional one it fails to hit any sort of mark Chance and the Trickster are uniue and interesting I admire Miranda s faltering when confronted with harrowing experiences and her ultimate grit in facing them down The characters are compelling but they re typically not moving I never felt a connection to them or to anything that was happening and it s my sense that the book holds readers at a distance Similarly while I felt I understood most of what had happened I was less clear on what exactly I was supposed to take from that It s not that every novel needs a message but if Unraveling has one I have no idea what it is I d be open to reading of Lord s fiction in the future and ossibly revisiting this book to see if I can get a better sense of its overall theme I ve certainly never read anything else like itI review regularly at brightbeautifulthingstumblrcom NOW AVAILABLE if you re going to read ONE african mythology infused fantasy novel with magical ortals bloody dismemberments shapeshifting immortal beings and a murder mystery that throws you in the middle of its world with zero regard for your comfort robably read Black Leopard Red Wolf that s glib but the comparison is worth mentioning i love marlon james and i m willing to work for his catch me if you can brand of storytelling but reading that book 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Urders is not yet complete A near death experience throws her out of time and into a realm of labyrinths and spirits There she encounters brothers Chance and the Trickster who have an otherworldly interest in the seemingly mundane crimes from her filesIt appears the true mastermind behind the murders is still on the loose chasing a myth to achieve immortality Toge. .
Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook å Karen LordFantasy novels for the year blrw reuires the reader s close attention and #critical engagement throughout otherwise it can be easy to get bogged down and #engagement throughout otherwise it can be easy to get bogged down and this book is the same kind of disorienting but it never came together for me even though i kept going back and rereading chunks of it trying to find where i d lost the threadi suspect a lot of my confusion would have been avoided by reading Redemption in Indigo first ten years is a long time to wait before writing a follow up and this lists as a standalone novel but several of the characters were introduced in RII and this book takes for granted that you are either already familiar with or can effortlessly wrap your head around its fantasy bits and i am simply not that readeri don t think the word standalone should ever be applied to a book set in a fantasy realm because while the story itself may be a standalone the specifics of the world are crucial for comprehension and enjoyment cuz it would be fine if this book was about jimmy the baker and the first book was all about his bakery and all the fine loaves he baked therein and if the readerly WE were only reading the second book featuring jimmy the baker and he made mention of the Punainen metsä previous loaves in his life we would be able to interpolate our own bread related memories or experiences into the story and we wouldrobably be a ok but this this is about undyingimmortal creatures and angels and a goddess and mindpaths and essences and amulets and I DON T KNOW HOW THIS WORKS but then neither do the charactersThe Trickster closed his eyes Forever Im Yours pondering I can t explain it I barely understand the theory of how amulets work I know a lot depends on human choice I also know that there are some events both those in theast and those yet to come by human reckoning that are already completed and others that are waiting for a choice to be made Change or thwart those choices and you change the world Basilio Boullosa Stars in the Fountain of Highlandtown past and future There is no way I am going to understand that is there She wagged her head in tired defeat same i enjoyed thearts i did understand which was of the book than this review is implying and she does good word workThe murmur and chatter had the disconcerting normality of a cocktail Honey, I Wrecked the Kids: When Yelling, Screaming, Threats, Bribes, Timeouts, Sticker Charts and Removing Privileges All Don't Work party hum and the vague background surged and shifted with the turgid ennui of a crowd ofeople assembled to elegantly waste time o that assonancebut yeah i struggled with the conceptual foundation and i hear you scolding me karen you have owned Redemption in Indigo for years it s your own damn fault you didn t read it we all agree i am a dummy you are robably better at fantasy than i am and this book will not trip you up the way it tripped me up OR to avoid being me all bewildered and mewling there are three weeks before this book comes out and Redemption
Indigo is 200 A Spectre Is Haunting Texas pages you can do itIS this a standalone because it doesn t FEEL like a standalone am about 60ages in and i am LOSTcome to my blog 25 stars it was confusing and I sort of got the hang of the story but something still was holding me back from liking it I will have to revisit this one and see if I change my mind I m not entirely sure what I read A story of a serial killer a forensic therapist and a Tilak Kathalu pair of brothers Ajit and Chance one a Trickster the other who is sort of human and sort of undying A story also of angels and of aowerful being who can make undying individuals and can separate a less owerful being than her into undying and humanMiranda the therapist is ulled into the oddest investigation she s ever been on by Chance who takes her through labyrinths to help her find the identity of the serial killer and his motive There was a lot of weird and wonderful in this book and stuff I didn t really understand like the antheon of deitiessuper beings and the stuff about the amulets but I liked Miranda and her rickliness and her relationships with Chance and Ajit As I m still The Why Cafe processing what I read I m giving this book 35 stars I am not going to lie but I don t know the author so Iicked this book only by looking at the cover age which seemed to me very intriguing It s a big maze with an eye in the middle The main characters Dr Miranda Ecouvo and two brothers Chance and Trickster have to go through the maze and solve complicated uzzles in order to catch a killer or rather confirmed that Walther Grey Butcher of the City killed and mutilated 7 victims I couldn t get into the book on the beginning but when I did I couldn t stop It s difficult reading and needs a lot of attention because scenes change very uickly but it s rewarding on the end There is a lot of characters throughout the book so if someone likes challenging reading I recommend this one Thank you to First to Read and Satisfying Mommy’s Pregnant Needs (A Psuedo-Incest, Mother-Son, Sleep Sex, Pregnancy, BDSM, Erotic Romance) publisher for a free copy in exchange for an honest revie. Ther Miranda Chance and the Trickster must travel through conjured mazes following threads of memory to locate the shadowy killer As they journey deeper they discover even uestions that will takeain and atience to answer What is the rice of Soul of Dust power Where is theath to redemption And how can they stop the man or monster who would kill the innocent to live foreve.in Indigo is 200 ages you can do itIS this a standalone because it doesn t FEEL like a standalone