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The Bones of Giants by Yoon Ha Lee
Candy and Me by Hilary Liftin
Color is Everything by Dan Bartges
The Dancers' War (in by N. K. Jemisin
Dolphins at Daybreak (Magic Tree House #9) by Mary Pope Osborne
Fairy Hunters, Ink. by Sheila A Dane
Falling into the Sun by Charrie Hazard
Fat Tuesday by Sandra Brown
The Frequency of Souls by Mary Kay Zuravleff
The Goddamned Tooth Fairy by Tina Kuzminski
Goldilicious by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann
Haunted (Mediator #5) by Meg Cabot
Horrible Harry and the Green Slime by Suzy Kline
Hunchster by Matthew Hughes
I Spy School Days by Jean Marzollo
Icarus Saved from the Sky by Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud
I'd Rather We Got Casinos: And Other Black Thoughts by Larry Wilmore
A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux
The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton
A Matter of Feeling by Janine Boissard
The Navajo (True Books) by Alice Osinski
The Night Villa by Carol Goodman
No Elephants Allowed by Deborah Robinson
On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck
The Others by Lawrence C. Connolly
Painting the Invisible Man by Rita Schiano
Precious Jeopardy: A Christmas Story by Lloyd C. Douglas
Real Sofistikashun by Tony Hoagland
Robot Dreams by Sara Varon
The Secret of the Pink Pokémon by Tracey West
The Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright
The Sky Rained Heroes by Frederick LaCroix
Synarchy Book 1: The Awakening by DCS
The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène Du Bois
The Wild Wood by Charles de Lint
Winter Walk by Ann Burg

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for Fat Tuesday

Fat TuesdayFat Tuesday: 10/22/09

I've read five Sandra Brown novels. Three of them I loved, one of them bothered me (Seduction by Design) and Fat Tuesday I could not finish.

As the title implies, the novel is set in New Orleans. It's supposedly a tale of love borne out of revenge but I didn't get far enough in the book for any of that to happen. I couldn't get past page sixty.

Officer Burke Basile is out for revenge after he mistakenly shoots his partner in the head. He sets out to destroy the life of Pinkie Duvall. He'll do this by kidnapping Duvall's wife and of course a romance will develop.

I didn't get far enough to see if the Stockholm syndrome played out as squicky as it sounds in the set up but some of the reviews I've read on Goodreads implies that it's as bad or worse than I could imagine. What made me stop were the clichés and the cardboard cut out characters. I didn't like the hero. I didn't like the heroine. Pinkie seemed ripped off from Dreamland by Clarence Budington Kelland and I didn't find Kelland's Pinkie all that believable either. A second iteration of him wasn't any sort of improvement.

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