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Pants' Books & Stuff!

Hi there! I imagine you must be wondering what the heck is up with my blog name. The short answer is, Pants has become my internet handle in a lot of places where I hang out (somehow). I mainly read YA and comics, and I also frequently read speculative fiction of pretty much any kind. My other hobbies include watching anime and playing video games. Other random tidbits: I have a Bachelor's degree in English Literature and a Masters in Library and Information Sciences. I also have an affinity for tea.
Little Bee - Chris Cleave I'm having a hard time articulating what I want to say about this book. I find it difficult to review books that deal with such a heavy subject, because while I applaud the author for bringing such subjects to light, I sometimes find that these topics are the only strong point of the novel. I wouldn't say this was entirely the case for Little Bee, but it did have its flaws. It was oddly paced for one. It takes forever to find anything out, and when all the cards are laid out on the table, everything starts moving really, really fast. Unnervingly so. Also, the "big event" in the novel, the moment when (pardon my language) "shit hits the fan", felt really forced and contrived, and like it could've been very easily avoided. I can't say I really liked any of the characters either, with the exception of Little Bee herself maybe.

Eh, all in all, it was all right. I didn't dislike it, but didn't I didn't LIKE it either.