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    Posted: June/05/2007 at 7:46am
Since someone pointed out I shouldn't have started a whole post to ask someone about a book they had read--sorry, didn't know that rule of this site--I am going to start this discussion for everyone to join in.

I loved Sunglasses After Dark, Collins' award-winning debut. Sonja Blue was a great character, and the book was well done. The sequel, In the Blood, I didn't have much high hopes for, because I thought it was going to be a sequel done just to cash in on the popularity of the first one, and maybe it was, but I thought it was very well written and a great follow up.

We'll start with just these two Sonja Blue books and branch out from there.
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Originally posted by pattirose pattirose wrote:

Originally posted by FinalExam FinalExam wrote:

In the Summer of Night thread you mentioned you were reading a Nancy A. Collins...may I ask which one?


Last month I read Sunglasses After Dark, In The Blood and Paint it Black. I loved them all but Sunglasses was the best. I also read A Dozen Black Roses and Dead Roses For A Blue Lady last year. The short story collection I loved but the other one got kinda tedious in the middle, I liked it but I didn't feel it was as great as her other books.


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The thing that bothered me about Paint it Black is that it was published as a trade paperback in a large edition with the first two novels. Well, I was young and broke when those books came out, and I couldn't afford the trade paperback. It annoyed me that they released it that way. The way i saw it, if you wanted the third Sonja Blue book, you probably already had the other two, so why make us pay that much more money for three books, two of which we already owned? I didn't read it 'til over a decade after it was released, when I found a copy of the trade edition collecting all three novels in a used bookstore for a couple of bucks.
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