I mean, yes, it was still 70s-tastic, but in a hilariou way, ot in a stabby way.CONTENT WARNING ( no actual spoilers, just a list of topics): ( view spoiler) [ animal cruelty, snakes ( obvs), ape, pedophilia, child buse, medical procedures, mental illness, a sort-of-questionably consensual sex scene, torture, able-ism, drug addiction, death of a loved one.
I 've really been a sucker for healer woman characters, and she 's rad -- empathic, strong, competent, kind but the real sort of ind, not " nice. " I knew the mystic vibe, too, felt a bit like a grown up version of " Wise Child. " -The world.
I uess if you 're afraid of snakes you would n't, but I love sneks and this was exactly the kin of thing I ould have imagined as a kid.
Sure, a bit bvious in some parts but the women all felt human -- flaws, good qualities, bad moments, heroics, all of it.
I think McIntyre did a bad job eeping the darkness mostly honest, certainly better than many more current works I 've read, but it 's even there and tough and imperfect.-Could have used a bit more explanation up front.
There 's one scene in particular that felt a bit rape-y and it 's not until 30% further in we learn it was n't, it was shyness and affection.
few ther things, too, just kin of get dropped on you and either you never figure it out ( like where this world is?) or you do, but o much later it 's no longer relevant.-Meanders a bit.
Like I aid, I enjoyed the things happening, but the plot kin of takes a vacation for about 80% of he ook.