Writes books about women who kick ass, and men who are into that.
1987 interview with Honk magazine
Husband: "I like this picture. You look so happy in it."
Me: "Of course I look happy; we were at a dinosaur museum."
Husband: "We were? I didn't know that."
Me: "Well for one thing, there's a fucking dinosaur behind us."
I really love this series in a way that I don't wholly and unreservedly love most books.
I loved it at first because of its heroine, Alex, who is (that dreaded phrase) a "strong female character". And she is, but she's more than that - she's a whole person, one who even in hopeless circumstances retains hope and humanity, but who isn't indomitable; who has breaking points. During the second and third books I came to love the other characters that get pulled into the limelight too. Bick does a fantastic job of humanizing people who make horrible, impossible choices.
The books go at breakneck speed, particularly book two and three. Generally that's a good thing, but I could've used a little room to breathe. It got to the point where there were literally dozens of chapters in a row all ending in massive cliffhangers. But there's a LOT of material in these books, so I get that there wasn't really space for more breathing room. Just be prepared for a wild ride.
|Seeking consistent tone...|
Halfway through now - at the beginning there's about 50 pages worth of lurid details about the murders, and I was worried this wasn't going to be my thing, since I'm more interested in the legal process and the circumstances behind the crime. I get the feeling that someone told Bugliosi to stick that in to gather interest though, because sure enough this turns right into a prodedural book. Fascinating if you're interested in the behind-the-scenes of law enforcement, particularly in the cooperation (or lack thereof) between different agencies.
For everyone who doesn't want to mark the entire post as the spoiler and can be bothered to tinker with html, I found a simple code here:
(Click on "view source" icon to the right to get the clear html popup.)
Not ideal, but it will serve for now. If you use multiple ones, be sure to give them ID. (Where it says "spoiler" or 'spoiler', just add something, like make it "spoiler01"/'spoiler01'.)
If I find a better one, I'll let you know.
I also want to apologise to anyone following me in case my imported reviews from GR pop up on their dashboard; I don't have time to fix them as they come up. Please bear with me for a little while.
Dreams do come true... so whatever person wished for a Cinderella sequel, know that I hate you. Just know that.
Such compelling writing; this truly reads like a novel. And one of her sister wives also wrote a book, which I know I'm going to end up buying.