Book Review: Lilith Saintcrow’s Flesh Circus

Posted December 10, 2010 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Lilith Saintcrow’s Flesh Circus

Flesh Circus


Lilith Saintcrow

urban fantasy that was published by Orbit on December 1, 2009 and has 336 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have 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

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.