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Reviews about historical, literary, classic, and other fiction.  Miscellaneous book things.

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Women Must Work
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Black Venus by James MacManus

Black Venus - James MacManus

Boring and poorly written.  So many predictable cliches, vague descriptions that beat around the bush, strange bits of innuendo, repetitive details about the characters, and what was with all the dull clothing descriptions?  It felt like the author was playing with dolls, and the characters seemed just as real.