Reading the German version though
Hi I'm Jules,
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Content warning pretty much destroying the book, I quit
I really tried to get to the end of this series, but especially being forced to read from Dara's perspective while he is constantly commiting brutal violent acts like it was nothing and justifying everything while feeling as he was the victim... it is just a really terrible reading experience and at this point, it's no longer worth it for me.
There is just so much stereotypical character and story development in the series, it's boring and disappointing. The interesting parts get lost in the annoying.
I liked the complexity of how the political landscape was introduced at first. Not just black and white, but complicated and messy as it is in real life. That's what war and hate does to people, for generations. But it is beyond messy and just devastating at this point and I really don't want to do this to myself any longer.
The author dragging the story unnecessarily doesn't make it any better. And I do enjoy taking time and painting colorful pictures but that's just not it. Maybe it wouldn't be so hard to endure if it was all more condensed, but it isn't.
I really tried hard to like this but... I just don't.
Content warning The empire of gold, vague spoilers but mostly complaining
Terribly annoyed by Dara. I just want to skip his chapters and get on with the story and see how it ends and be done with this already. I really don't enjoy reading this but I invested so much time already, I really want it to have a good ending. It gets better in parts, certainly better than the first book. But there is still so much annoying stereotypical stuff and I really, really don't want to read more from the perspective of a mass murdering person who sees himself as the victim in the story because he is merely a weapon to his masters. I don't get it, it's just bad.
I do want to know what's going to happen to the others though. And I'm always trying to see the good aspects of a book. But there is so much annoying stuff and really not enough queerness going on.
"Loree's care collective is not just a practical survival strategy to get her the care she needs; it's a site of community and political organizing, where many people learn about disability politics (both the theory and the nitty-gritty) in action for the first time. In one interview, she notes that upon moving to Toronto, her care collective became a more explicitly political space. "It was more like mobilizing a community. I was meeting new people, I was connecting with folks, and I started to see the ways that collective care functions as anti-ableism training for folks.", she said. People were becoming radicalized around care and disability through participating in the collective."