Not really a review Monday…
I wanted to thank you for recommending Michael Gruber’s ‘Tropic of Night’. I’ve given it three full days and I’ve only been able to manage around a hundred pages. I have to admit defeat, it’s just not my cup of tea. Jane Doe doesn’t come across as a victim in hiding. She’s a freaking superhero. Martial arts expert. Mechanical genius. Language expert. Voodoo priestess with ‘real’ magical powers. The ability to raise other people’s children.
The narrative switch back and forth from first person to objective view was confusing and IMO should never be done. It takes a strong, talented writer to write from the view of the opposite gender. Gruber doesn’t have this talent. It comes across more as “Boy, if *I* had a vagina I’d show the world what it meant to be a woman!” I just wanted to punch him after the first page and the urge never went away.
Sorry we couldn’t agree but thanks again for trying!
Hawk (on to other books…)