Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones
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I have sufficiently recovered from my shock to explain why, in writer's terms, Crimson Petal pissed me off. SpoilersCollapse )

Here's the weird thing: I absolutely adore the first half or so of the book, and even after things start getting tough for Sugar again, I love the historical detail. It totally puts Black Ribbon to shame like a hundred times over, despite what I tried to do with it. (As opposed to putting BR to shame just a couple of times over, which is what most published books do.) The weird part is that, while I was mulling over this, I suddenly realized how I needed to fix a flailing plot point in chapter four (Why do they go to the chemist's?) that then patches up a much larger point in the whole series. Woot.

(Mmm. Sister Girl just made a fresh chocolate cake.)

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