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04 June 2009 @ 10:33 pm
Finished Cemetery Dance...  
Actually, I finished Cemetery Dance like a week or two ago. But things have been all over the place, so I'm only now blathering about it.

My basic reaction is torn between :DDDD and DDDD: or >:( because... Smithback, nooooo. Also, the whole damn plot makes very little sense and is the definition of needlessly complicated. But I was hoping for Pendergast and D'Agosta being detective bffs, and so they were. So I'll do what I usually do with these books, and ignore the bits I don't like. In fact, the Pendergast/D'Agosta exceeded my expectations, so I was super-pleased. It was like a special birthday present! (My birthday was on May 18th. I forgot to post this year. I was all out of sorts and not feeling well.)

Gotta love Pendergast reading Mademoiselle in the waiting room and being creepy about it. Oh, Aloysius.

Anyway, I stuck edited versions of all my Pendergast one-shot fic up on Dreamwidth.

In less happy news for me, my car abruptly started making a very worrying noise and not really wanting to go above 35 mph. Not a good sign. So that, plus a day of forgetting my medication and a stressful doctor's appointment triggered a really bad depressive episode. I've been grumping around the house, basically, rereading The Cabinet of Curiosities and hanging out with my cats, who are always delighted when I spend all day in bed. I, however, am less delighted. :/

[ETA: Okay, yeah, I'm a huge nerd, but you know who I have mentally cast as O'Shaughnessy in CoC? Tim Omundson aka LASSITER. Destined to play an Irish cop forever, if I were to get my way.]
 
 
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DrWorm: an honest mandrworm on June 14th, 2009 02:12 am (UTC)
It's funny because the awesome parts are so awesome, even when the bad parts are eye-rollingly bad. Although Wheel of Darkness did reach new heights of ridiculousness that were just awesome in and of themselves. So that was impressive. I didn't think Cemetery Dance reached quite those heights (as it lacked demon-rapes), but there were definitely some great Pendergast moments.

I'm reading Thunderhead right now for the first time! I'm enjoying it a lot (Nora and Sloane are so endearingly gay for each other) and I agree it would be cool as a movie followed up by CoC. It's too bad the Relic movie killed the chance for a sequel. :(

My car used to do the check engine thing, but it was generally just an electrical problem in the dashboard. Hopefully yours is all right. Unfortunately for me, my car is pretty much all done, and I had to get a replacement. :/
bullwinkybullwinky on June 5th, 2009 05:22 am (UTC)
Wheel of Darkness basically ruined the whole thing for me. Mom read Cemetery Dance and her opinion was "Meh", so... I just can't do it again. ;_;

Seriously disappointed in those authors. It sort of feels like they aren't writing for themselves anymore.
DrWorm: an honest mandrworm on June 14th, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
I sort of love WoD for how amazingly, goofily bad it was. Cemetery Dance is not as bad, I guess, although I'm not going to be able to forgive them for killing off the character they did. :( It did have a lot of Pendergast and D'Agosta moments, so that at least made me happy.

I do feel like they've gone way downhill since Brimstone, though. I'd rather have a book every two years than one every year if it means higher quality. Also, they need to quit listening to fans on the messageboards.