Every Which Way But Dead (The Hollows, Book 3)

by Kim Harrison | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 006057299x Global Overview for this book
Registered by CheriePie of Campbell, California USA on 8/22/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Monday, August 22, 2005
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This is the 3rd book in Kim Harrison's Hollows series.

There's no witch in Cincinnati tougher, sexier, or more screwed up than bounty hunter Rachel Morgan, who's already put her love life and her soul in dire jeopardy through her determined efforts to bring criminal night creatures to justice.

Between "runs", she has her hands full fending off the attentions of her blood-drinking partner, keeping a deadly secret from her backup, and resisting a hot new vamp suitor.

Rachel must also take a stand in the war that's raging in the city's underworld, since she helped put away its former vampire kingpin—and made a deal with a powerful demon to do so that could cost her an eternity of pain, torment, and degradation.

And now her dark "master" is coming to collect his due.

Journal Entry 2 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Friday, December 23, 2005
I really liked this book. I've enjoyed watching Rachel's character become more proficient in her magick throughout the 3 books of this series. And mmmm... yummy Kisten... I'm glad he's playing a more prominent role in this book too, and we get to learn more about him as a person. (And that Rachel is finally ready to kick Nick to the curb as she turns an admiring eye towards Kisten. But I won't say too much there and ruin it for you.)

Ivy is no longer vamping out all the time over Rachel, and their relationship, while still very platonic, is less stressed than it was in the previous book.

That said, I think I still liked the 2nd book the best so far of these three, although this is still a very close 2nd, tied with the first one.

I'll be sending this book out on a private invitation-only bookring among some of my BC friends... you know who you are. :)

Journal Entry 3 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Tuesday, January 17, 2006
The 3 books of Kim Harrison's Hollows series are going out on a private little mini-ring among some of my BC friends.

Book 1: Dead Witch Walking
Book 2: The Good, The Bad, and the Undead
Book 3: Every Which Way But Dead (this book)

Shipping Order for Book 3, as of 16-Jun-2007
· kinedi, Scotland (all 3 books)
· CandyDarling, Finland (books 2 and 3)
· gypsyrose02, WA, Australia (books 2 and 3)
· catsalive, NSW, Australia (books 2 and 3, book 1 rec'd earlier) asked to be removed
· amberC, NT, Australia (book 3 only)
· sally906, NT, Australia (book 3 only)
· Morgaine77, Switzerland (book 3 only) skip - procured own copy
· NeedSun, Ontario, Canada (book 3 now, book 2 rec'd earlier)
· boogal, NY, USA (book 3 now, books 1 and 2 rec'd earlier)
· Kyrissaean, NH, USA (book 3 only)
· bookrabbit, MA, USA (book 3 now, book 2 rec'd earlier)
· CheriePie, MA, USA (back home to me)

Journal Entry 4 by CheriePie at on Tuesday, February 14, 2006

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Kicked off ring sending all 3 books of this series to kinedi in Scotland via Surface Mail on 14-Feb-2006.

Journal Entry 5 by kinedi from Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 12, 2006
All 3 books arrived safely in the UK. Will try my best to get through them as quickly as I can ! Thanks for posting Cheriepie !

Released 12 yrs ago (3/28/2007 UTC) at fellow bookcrossing member in by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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On its way to CandyDarling in Finland now.

Journal Entry 7 by CandyDarling from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, March 31, 2007
Received the book yesterday, thanks!

Journal Entry 8 by CandyDarling from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, July 31, 2007
I just finished Every Which Way But Dead, and loved it! I agree with everything CheriePie wrote in her review. Kisten was my favorite character in Dead Witch Walking, and I'm glad to see he has a bigger role in this book, as I was disappointed to see so little of him in The Good, The Bad, and the Undead.

Plot-wise, I'd say the previous book was the best so far, because the murdered ley line witches made an interesting mystery. The third book about Rachel Morgan took a while to get going (I think the book only really took off when Rachel went out on her date with Kisten, and that was around page 150), and the overall plot was a bit disjointed and confusing. I think it's great that there are so many things going on in Rachel's life and in the Hollows, but unfortunately I tend to lose sight of the whole too often.

There's something in Kim Harrison's writing style that bothers me a bit, because it always takes me so long to get through her books. They fail to draw me in completely, and I have to remind myself to pick them up again. And yet, while I'm reading, I'm enjoying myself, although I've had to put down the book a few times because I've read too long and I'm too tired to continue. (That never happens with certain other authors.) I think Kim Harrison's writing style is too slow at times, and too heavy at others, and I keep forgetting the important details.

I loved to see Rachel developing her skills in this book, and to see her become more at ease with herself and others. I'm glad she and Ivy are less tense together, and especially that Rachel no longer hates herself for being attracted to Kisten. I really like Trent as a character, and I'm extremely curious to see what happens with Ceri. I love the Hollows, and all the chraters who inhabit Kim Harrison's books. I'm very much looking forward to reading A Fistful of Charms and For a Few Demons More. (Too bad the series is now being released in hardcover, I prefer paperbacks.)

Thank you CheriePie for sending out these books as rings! I really appreciate having been able to read them, and I'm sorry for having kept these books for longer than I should have. Rachel will travel to gypsyrose02 in Australia tomorrow.

Journal Entry 9 by gypsyrose02 from Byford, Western Australia Australia on Friday, August 24, 2007
received this today. so excited. thanks for posting it.

Journal Entry 10 by gypsyrose02 from Byford, Western Australia Australia on Wednesday, September 12, 2007
yet another great read from ms harrison. Loved kisten. great addition. I also think david is pretty cool. also love how the characters as a whole unit are interacting on a more personal level now. more of a family unit.
thanks for including me. i already have amberc's addy so in the post tomorrow.

Journal Entry 11 by wingamberCwing from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Friday, September 21, 2007
Arrived today. I will try to read it fast and pass it along to Sally on Sunday. I will even sacrifice housework to read it in time for the meet-up, lol.

Journal Entry 12 by wingamberCwing from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Saturday, September 22, 2007
Loved it. Can't wait for the next in this series.

Passing to Sally at today's meet-up.

Journal Entry 13 by sally906 from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Sunday, September 23, 2007
Didn't realise this one was so close - had better read book 2 next so I can read this in sequence :)

I have three bookcrossing books ahead of this

Journal Entry 14 by sally906 from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Monday, November 12, 2007
Really enjoyed this - loved seeing how things worked themselves out - but new scenarios's set up for future books.

Morgaine77 asked to be missed as she has already got her hands on a copy - so will be mailing this to NeedSun this weekend

Journal Entry 15 by sally906 at on Friday, November 16, 2007

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Mailed off to Needsun

Journal Entry 16 by NeedSun from Perth Road, Ontario Canada on Monday, December 10, 2007
Can't wait to read this one! Thanks Cherie for sharing and thank you, Sally, for sending it to me.

Journal Entry 17 by NeedSun from Perth Road, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Finally, Ivy and Rachel's relationship is more relaxed. That was the one thing that ruined books 1 and 2 for me. It would be much too dificult to maintain that level of tension in your own home over such an extended period of time so it caused me to find the books unbelievable.(LOL...nothing to do with witches and vamps).

Thank you, Cherie, for your patience in allowing me to keep the book for so long. Both Boogle and Kyrissaean asked to be skipped so I am about to PM Bookrabbit.

Edit June 30: Everyone asked to be skipped so I am going to hang onto this until I have something else to mail to Cherie....Thanks again, Cherie!

Edit Jan 15/09: Sent by surface mail today

Journal Entry 18 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Tuesday, January 27, 2009
And it's back home with me! *dance* Thanks everyone for looking after my book and making sure it got back home safely. :)

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