DNF: Quitting a series

Breakdown by
Sara Paretsky
Why do I keep reading V.I. Warshawski books? Why?
I wonder, because each time I start a new one, I remember that I
really find Paretsky’s (or is it Warshawski’s?) tone annoyingly self-righteous.
I really have a hard time getting over that.

In fact, I think I may have bailed out of the previous book in
this series, but this one… this one I decided to finish.*
And I think that ties in to the reason I’ve attempted to keep
reading this series: Paretsky can craft a mighty fine mystery. I like her plots
just fine.
I’m just annoyed—annoyed!—that
the rich people are always evil and the poor people are always noble. And
Warshawski will defend—to the death, if
—those poor people from those rich ones.
Nuance? Not so much.
It just bugs.
It also really makes me appreciate Sue Grafton and Kinsey Millhone
all the more. I’m serious.
*So, yeah. I bailed out about halfway through. Life is short, you

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