Book Review: Lilith Saintcrow’s Flesh Circus

Posted December 10, 2010 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

This book came from the library, and I will never give you less than an honest review, no matter its source. I do provide informational and purchase links to make it more convenient for you to access the book. I also receive a percentage of the sale if you use one of my links to buy it. And that's not enough money to be less than truthful *grin*.

Book Review: Lilith Saintcrow’s Flesh Circus

Flesh Circus

by Lilith Saintcrow


Series: Jill Kismet #4

Other books by this author that I've reviewed include Hunter’s Prayer, Redemption Alley, Heaven's Spite, The Demon's Librarian, Dead Man Rising, Steelflower, The Devil’s Right Hand, Saint City Sinners, To Hell and Back, Death's Excellent Vacation, Chicks Kick Butt, Dark and Stormy Knights, Angel Town, Storm Watcher, Fire Watcher, Cloud Watcher, Mindhealer, The Iron Wyrm Affair, The Red Plague Affair, Dark Watcher, To Hell and Back.

Genres: Urban Fantasy

This Paperback has 336 pages and was published by Orbit on December 1, 2009. Discover more about it at Goodreads. You can also buy it at Amazon

Fourth in the Jill Kismet urban fantasy series in Santa Luz.

My Take

Well, this was gruesome. Voodoo is twisted to hell and gone in this story with Hellbreed, Trader, and voodoo practitioners alike in fear of the latest big bad. And it looks as though Jill may be picking up an apprentice, causing Saul some second thoughts…

Kismet isn’t impressed with humans who look away and rationalize paranormal activity. I don’t see this as fair. Obviously, if the person is hurt (or in the process of getting hurt!), I’m going to try and do something to help, but my first reaction on seeing something unusual or weird is to ignore it as a courtesy to the person.

And, yeah, I get that this is fiction and the author(s) (since Saintcrow is not the only fantasy/paranormal author who makes this point) are simply seeing reactions based on their own point of view…which is my point.

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