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Cover des Buches Der Pferde Mann (ISBN: 9783833408649)

Der Pferde Mann

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Erschienen am 01.02.2004
Cover des Buches ALL SMOKE RISES: MILK-BLOOD REDUX (ISBN: B019R12JLU)

ALL SMOKE RISES: MILK-BLOOD REDUX

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Erschienen am 08.02.2016
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LILLY'S TALE: THE MILK-BLOOD TRILOGY

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Disturbing as hell
misspidervor 4 Jahren

I already read all three stories in this trilogy on their own, but I immediately jumped at the possibility to read them again and together in one piece. While I was aware what awaited me and that it would be no easy or comfortable read, I couldn't remember all the details, so it was still - and again - a shocking and surprising reading experience. Maybe this time my mind was not as much numbed by the grisly scenes with needle pricking and the brutal drug addiction business and I was able to better focus on the characters. But while all my sympathies went out to Lilly, I hardly found any other likable character.

As before, the first part had the most impact, as Lilly's story filled most of the pages and the story was mainly told from her POV. In contrast, I didn't care much about the characters that filled the second part, where Lilly was not as present. The last story is kind of a prequel presenting the depressing background of one of the other main characters.

Reading all three parts together made several details and connections more clear to me, as I had all information still fresh in mind. However, it was as disturbing as the first time and I was both relieved but also a bit sad to reach the final page. As I already said in a previous review of one of the single stories, reading this book will provide no pleasure at all, but still I cannot recommend it enough.

(Thanks to the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity for providing a copy of this book)

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Cover des Buches ALL SMOKE RISES: MILK-BLOOD REDUX (ISBN: B019R12JLU)M

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Disturbing masterpiece
misspidervor 5 Jahren

Just like the previous book 'Milk-Blood', this was nowhere near an easy read and I felt uncomfortable most of the time. But whereas Lilly's story really haunted me, I did not feel as deeply for the characters in this story, maybe because I think Lilly did never have a choice of her own. I was still shocked by Lilly's ongoing torturous (after-)life, but I did not sympathize enough with the drug dealers or addicts, so their fate did not touch me the same way. Still, the book creates an aura of utter hopelessness and desperation I would have never thought possible to exist in the real world. Reading this book is a real challenge - for the mind, the heart, and the stomach. Highest recommendation - again -.

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