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The Changing of Allison Dutch Paperback – January 5, 2013
About the Author
I am the dragon that breathes in the night. My two heads are always in accord. Step to me with a sword that's less than Truth and a simple flick of my tail shall send you flying back into your nothingness. I am everything the current world fears, because knowledge has become damned. I am beyond sex, race, and any other box you'd like to try to trap me in. My wings spread far, and I can fly as high as I need to. My fire scares away those with weak constitutions; but those who know better are warmed by it. In English: I'm an author. I've got two books published and hopefully a movie in the works. My books read like dreams, and are more multi-faceted than most. I like to write about the issues, ideas, and people that challenge us. My characters have hard, and sometimes fantastical lives, but the underlying theme is growth. There's something unexpected on each page, and usually no way to guess the ending. As far as an actual genre goes, they are primarily sci-fi/fantasy/horror/erotica/philosophical. Yeah, kind of hard to place. Anyway, so my stories are most likely some of the craziest mind-bending trips you'll read. Not that I'm bragging. Read them yourself. In other news, I'm a 20-something genderqueer, mostly black, intelligent, creative, and crazy individual. I've studied everything from the Dao De Ching to Objectivism, and a sense of humor is the most valuable thing in the universe to me. Speaking of which, I study that, too. I like seeing how big I can grow my mind. I have a blog and will update about my unusual life, my philosophy, and my projects. You can check it out at http://cuileffect.com I hope you enjoy it and that we all can learn something along the way! Whoo! P.S. You might like my stories if you like Misfits, Glee, and/or anime.
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I was excited to see the "Cuil Effect" project list, even as I realized that I started with the "wrong" book. How fascinating to see where Allison Dutch's story crossed with other pieces of the story.
Now for the parts of this specific book that I loved! I so enjoyed getting to know Allison and seeing the events unfold through her 15 year old eyes. The competing facets of her trust and skepticism helped tame any disbelief that could have caused with the paranormal portions of this book. Spoilers to follow: As Allison's vampire abilities come out, I loved the growing eroticism between her, Mark, and Jeff. With the further unraveling of the stories of Queen Aeryn, what/how Sam is, and other paranormal details, I love the depth the author brought to the story. Now I'm impatient to get to the other Allison Dutch books, especially with all the other books I should read first.
Michon Neal has created an interesting group of characters to interact with Allison who gradually matures over the course of events in the story. I did find this book to be dialogue heavy. It could use less dialogue and more description, especially towards the beginning. Otherwise, this is a good start to a series that might interest Twilight fans looking for something a little more risque.