Her writing still bites.
I read that tripe, with Ghost and his buddy finally giving in to their passion at the end of the book after toiling in the band Lost Souls? It pandered to black-make-up-wearing, The-Cure-listening, bi-curious teenagers at best. I bought both books, Lost Souls and Drawing Blood, together. I threw Drawing Blood away after finishing the first one. Why on Earth would I give the same writer another chance? Same thing with Anne Rice: remember The Mummy? And I USED to like Anne Rice.
But wasn't "LIQUOR" advertised, in a strange marketing ploy, as "foodie fiction"?
So, when Mr. Coviello writes that Ms. Brite "wasn't looking to enter a new genre" when she wrote that bore, he is misleading at best.
I read "Lost Souls" in an effort to support her because she was a local writer. But the book was common and pandering, and convinced me that solidarity doesn't help when the writing bites.
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