Red Delicious

Red Delicious Siobhan Quinn is back and working a new case in the dark and satirical sequel to Blood Oranges Half vampire half werewolf Siobhan Quinn survived her initiation into the world of demons and monsters B

  • Title: Red Delicious
  • Author: Kathleen Tierney Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Siobhan Quinn is back and working a new case in the dark and satirical sequel to Blood Oranges.Half vampire, half werewolf Siobhan Quinn survived her initiation into the world of demons and monsters But staying alive as she becomes entangled in underworld politics might prove to be difficult When the daughter of a prominent necromancer vanishes, it s up to Quinn toSiobhan Quinn is back and working a new case in the dark and satirical sequel to Blood Oranges.Half vampire, half werewolf Siobhan Quinn survived her initiation into the world of demons and monsters But staying alive as she becomes entangled in underworld politics might prove to be difficult When the daughter of a prominent necromancer vanishes, it s up to Quinn to find the girl But her search will land her directly in the middle of a struggle between competing forces searching for an ancient artifact of almost unimaginable power.

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    1. 4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/201Even before the first page, I was cracking up at the epigraphs. Okay, maybe it's just the geek in me, but I don't think it's possible to go wrong with a book that quotes "old Asura proverbs" from Guild Wars 2. Regardless, I knew I was going to be in for a ride with this one, and I would have expected nothing less from the follow-up to the utterly brilliant book that was Blood Oranges. Yep, it feels great to be back in the world of Siobhan Quin [...]

    2. 4 Stars“Sooner or later, a junkie’s gotta fix, and sooner or later, a predator’s gotta kill. These are words to live by, golden rules, maxims in the great, wide, uncaring shitstorm of life. And undeath. And I hadn’t gotten a red delicious fix since the day I’d been sent off to my meet-and-greet with Berenice Maidstone and Lenore the Goth and their shuffling zombie entourage.”Red Delicious by Kathleen Tierney / Caitlin Kiernan is a fun darker second story in her Siobhan Quinn series. [...]

    3. True story. My dad asked me what I was reading and I tried to describe this book. I said it was less of a parody and more of a parody of parodies; an entirely self aware narration that attempts to strip down everything about Urban Fantasy and built it back up so it looked exactly the same while being completely different. He looked at me and let me know that he has a Masters and still doesn’t know what the hell I am talking about.Why did I come up with a stuttering, quasi-intellectual line of [...]

    4. Red Delicious was, let me just tell you, sinfully delicious! I may have seriously enjoyed the first book, Blood Oranges, but oh boy, this character Quinn has solidified just how freaking radtastic she is in this second book.I kid you not when I say I held an amused smirk for almost the entirety of the book, which I devoured in, oh I don't know less than 4 hours? Quinn isn't a heroine, or even an anti-heri, she is a no shame, all out for herself, unrepentant killer. And I freaking love her!!In ca [...]

    5. While I hate to give anything by Kiernan less than three stars, and while Red Delicious has the potential to be a funny, great book, the author kind of seems to hate what she's writing. There's a lot of jabs at paranormal romance as a genre, and at the romantification of vampires and werewolves, two very valid points. But by a lot, I mean A LOT. So.why are you writing it? Contracts, I guess? I think if Kiernan had stayed away from too much broke-the-fourth-wall, "this is how monsters really are" [...]

    6. Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.Sam Spade with blood on her teeth, Quinn is the sort of fly-by-the-seat-of-her-pants, ask-questions-later, non-detective detective that busts the genre wide open. Sex, violence, and mythology are all part of the story, but bent through Quinn’s own one of a kind prism. This Siobhan Quinn book isn’t horror or urban fantasy or mystery, but rather a horrifying, fantastical heroine who finds herself embroiled in a mystery.As a fan of both urban fantasy [...]

    7. I have loved Caitlin R. Kiernan's work ever since I read "The Girl Who Would Be Death". And, then, along came "Threshold" and, from page one of that book, I knew she would become one of my favourite writers. Reading "Red Delicious", I figured out why I liked the Quinn novels as much as I do. It's not only because she's "taking back the language of the night", as she says. It's mainly because she's giving it back to us, as well. She's giving us back our monsters the way they should be: scary, ter [...]

    8. When reading this series I keep asking myself: "who is the intended audience for this???" The answer to that question is still rather obscure but the truth is that it must be me, because I adore them. Villainous "heroine", intentional disregard for literary convention, apparently meant to be goofy plotting, and all. Stretches my sense of what to expect from fiction, especially the very often formulaic genre of urban fantasy. I enjoy something different and a little unpredictable, and there is mu [...]

    9. Lightning did not strike twice for me on this one. The second time around, the joke just wasn't funny any more. instead of coming across with a wink and a nod, this book felt like a bitter, nasty attack, as if the author didn't really want to do it again, but the demand was there. Of course I have no way of knowing. The character of Siobahn Quinn is a single cacophonous note that Tierney hammers relentlessly for the entire fucking book. She is one dimensional and tedious, and the shitty attitude [...]

    10. Loved the second book so action packed our heroine has now been put between the conflict of finding an artifact made from the horn of a unicorn. i just loved the second book and cant wait for the third book.

    11. Quinn is back. She is now a were/vampire hybrid and ex-heroin junkie. She’s still working for B. He sends her off to help the Maidstone twins. Amity Maidstone, a necromancer, has gone missing. After visiting Amity’s sister Quinn isn’t quite convinced she is really missing. As she reminds us, she isn’t a detective. A bigger plot ends up encompassing the novel and Quinn gets pushed between two very nasty demons. How she is going to weave herself out of this one and stay alive is anyone’s [...]

    12. I have long been a fan of Caitlin Kiernan's work. Her Lovecraft pastiches honor and occasionally transcend the source material, her comic book work is filled with wild invention, her early novels are linguistically daring and preference atmosphere over plot and are all the better for it, and The Red Tree and The Drowning Girl have as much artistic merit as anything that has been published in the last ten years. The Siobhan Quinn novels are a different kettle of fish entirely.It's not quite fair [...]

    13. I really enjoyed the novelty of Quinn's character in her first book, Blood Oranges, but by the time I finished Red Delicious, I'd had more than enough of her. Quinn herself, as the first person narrator of the books, would say she doesn't care, and that I can go ahead and stop reading her books and it makes no difference to her. And then she would say it again. And again. And to me it became a case of "the lady doth protest too much". Quinn also has a habit of saying things along the lines of "I [...]

    14. I've been a fan of the author for a long time -- she normally writes what I would call dark fantasy, stories of pain and mystery where the answers are not easily discernible if they are provided at all -- and I love that the author has written some books (these Quinn books) that should appeal to folks who are fans of monster hunters or urban fantasy or whatever you want to call it. Main stream, you might say. The Quinn books are fun, and this one even tops the first one. Quinn is deliciously non [...]

    15. I loved the first book in this series (Blood Oranges) and gave it five stars. The sequel, unfortunately, did nothing for me. First, it's told from the perspective of someone reminiscing. Looking back on a plot (for me, anyway) takes away all suspense, so while I'd have hated it anyway on general principle, I especially hated it here as these stories depend on the reader being invested in the narrator and her continued survival. Since she's narrating and looking back, clearly she survived (or may [...]

    16. In fairness to the author, I haven't read the first Siobhan Quinn book and it's always an iffy proposition to jump into a series midstream -- assuming two books a stream does make Also, I'm not a big fan of Urban Horror -- or Horror in general, for that matter. So this was going to be an uphill slog from the get-go.With that said, the vulgarity-spewing, don't-give-a-shit, all-your-preconceived-notions-about-'nasties'-are-wrong, tough-dyke main character just didn't work for me. It's not that it [...]

    17. Becoming entangled in underworld politics may be hazardous to Siobhan’s life in this thrilling urban fantasy. The author has created a dark urban fantasy with her own spin to the supernatural and paranormal world that certainly makes the reader take notice and this story was certainly kept me on my toes with lots of surprising twists. However, I found that the story jumped around rather abruptly and made me feel as if I was missing something and Siobhan speaking directly to the reader kind of [...]

    18. The second Quinn novel continues the almost parody of the supernatural avenger/heroine novel, taking a more realistic view of the heroine. Instead of her supernatural powers being a be-all solution to her problems, they are more often a hinderance. This is also a traditional detective novel, with the characters chasing after a Macguffin. In this case there ends up being a lot of interested parties, and a lot of magic being thrown about, with poor Quinn in the middle. And as she frequently says, [...]

    19. I am so behind in my reviews.I read the second Quinn novel directly on the heels of the first. I'm happy to say this one completely put the first book in the dust. I can't quite place why maybe Quinn seemed more of a likable character that the cliche mess she was originally supposed to be?Caitlin R. Kiernan originally set out to completely mock the paranormal tough chick genre. In "Red Delicious", even she couldn't hate her character enough to not make her a great character. She tried hard enoug [...]

    20. There were some concepts that I actually liked in this book. The gritty realistic depiction of vampires. The death scenes that had nothing at all to do with sex. The fact that the book is about a quest for a magical dildo. The story however just kind of sucks.Story may be too strong a word to describe it. It's more like a series of events that make no real sense, mostly the book is filled with her explaining to you how much more real this vampire book is than all other vampire books. She also se [...]

    21. Here comes another sequel to a book I didn't review the first time around. Siobhan Quinn (don't call her Siobhan) is a vampire/werewolf hitwoman. She's also a junkie who traded heroin for human blood and a monthly transformation into a hairy beast. She occasionally works for a supernatural information broker as a hitwoman. This time, he plumbs her for a gig as a detective, first looking for a necromancer's missing daughter, then sussing out the whereabouts of a mystic gewgaw.Quinn is rude and cr [...]

    22. Quirky second book about half-vampire, half-werewolf Siobhan Quinn. I love the unusual writing style and to say the book is different is an understatement. Ms. Quinn isn't a nice monster, rather she has embraced her dark side and is just doing what she can to survive when somehow she gets entangled between her creepy boss, two demon madams from another dimension, two necromancer sisters, a hateful vampire hunting priest, and a dildo made from a unicorn horn. The author breaks the fourth wall fai [...]

    23. I've enjoyed Caitlin Kiernan's other novels over the years, so I'm not sure why it took me so long to pick up these two (possibly because now I have to wait?), but I'm glad I finally did. I think Red Delicious is one of the most amusing low-fantasy black humor novels I've ever read. It reminded me a bit of Jim Butcher, only a lot funnier, and whereas Harry Dresden is a nice guy (sometimes annoyingly so), Quinn is most decidedly not a nice gal - which makes her more believable (if a werepire can [...]

    24. I liked this book a lot and it’s one of those that, when I finish I am all (F$%&, is there more? Is there going to be more? I hope there is) I mean, Quinn has immortality (up to what I know with the vampires that have surpassed the limit even though without their lady bits) and there are, at least,a lot of years ahead for her, and the only thing I keep thinking is that I want her to be supreme leader of everything that’s nasty, or work her way up there, thanks for the book i enjoyed it, [...]

    25. RED DELICIOUS will slap you across the face and laugh while you’re crying. I absolutely love the irreverent nature of Quinn (never call her Siobhan!) and the author. Everything you know about fantasy writing will be turned on its head in RED DELICIOUS. There are plenty of laugh out loud and cringe-worthy moments in this raucous tale of magic, murder, and strange objects. I don’t want to give anything away because this is a book you just need to read. RED DELICIOUS is not for the faint of hea [...]

    26. Sigue la historia de la abominación (vampiro+mujer-lobo), que mientras busca a la hija de un hampón se encuentra con todo tipo de bicho dispuesto a cargársela. Reaparecen personajes que creíamos muertos, hay traiciones por doquier, y la heroína no deja de sorprender con su habilidad para crearse enemigos de todo tipo, y para enfrentarse con ellos, aunque esté claro que no sobrevivirá el encuentro. Con menos humor que el libro anterior, sigue la mofa de la autora sobre todas esa novelas de [...]

    27. I had a hard time finishing this book even though I wanted to find out what happens. the author did preface the book about the language.but it was more than I thought it would be and took away a lot from the book. this book could have been so much better if the language had been toned down. I felt the language used made the characters seem as if they had never outgrown this stage in their lives even though they were supposed to be adult.

    28. The book provided excellent descriptions which meant I smelled the trash and grime that is Quinn's world. That also put me off because there is little redeeming about the place she lives. I also found the constant references to other literature and broadcast media which romanticize the genre actually got a bit old. It's well written, however, it's not my cup of tea.

    29. It's the Maltese Dildo. Just as hilarious and sarcastic as book one. It seems like Quinn isn't decomposing as much as she was in book one - but, I have to remind myself, this book is more about the funny side of supernatural life and isn't a treatise on how supernatural life could operate. Quick and light read.

    30. Sam Spade with blood on her teeth, Quinn is the sort of fly-by-the-seat-of-her-pants, ask-questions-later, non-detective detective that busts the genre wide open. Sex, violence, and mythology are all part of the story, but bent through Quinn's own one of a kind prism. Full review to follow.Sexual Content: References to sex.

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