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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Indexing by Seanan McGuire
I really liked this, it was a fresh treatment of fairy tales. It was my first novel by this author and also my first try of a Kindle serial. It was delivered over the course of 24 weeks, an episode every two weeks. What I really would have liked after reading this is that each tale type had been a full length novel, where McGuire could have developed the characters more, and delved deeper into each tale and it's variations. I would still like that, I think it would be fantastic! I feel like Henry and Sloane were pretty well fleshed out, but the other members of the team, especially Jeff and Andy, just aren't as full and alive as I think they could be in a longer telling. So I highly recommend this, even though I almost feel like the idea was a bit wasted in such a quick telling, I'm not at all disappointed in it, I just think it has a lot of potential and it seems more like an outline of what could be, rather than a finished product on it's own. More please!
Check out Seanan McGuire's Website for more on the author and her work, I know I will be!
I also just learned that Seanan McGuire is Mira Grant! I did not know that!
Here is a blogpost from Seanan's live journal discussing Indexing, wherein the possibility of second "season" is mentioned though not confirmed.