A review of Laurell K. Hamilton’s ‘Narcissus in Chains’ chapter forty eight


The steps leading down into the bowels of the Circus are wide enough for three small people to walk abreast, but the steps themselves are oddly spaced, as if whatever the steps were originally built for wasn’t two-legged, or at least wasn’t human sized.

Now, my family’s small white dog – who you’ve seen pictures of – isn’t human sized. But she can still use stairs. Whoda thunk it. It’s almost like animals are intelligent and can work things out.

The chapter then continues with a long description of how ‘Ernie’s’ hair has changed.

Who the funk and wangel is Ernie?

Anita and Micah march together while the gang has a big argument about where they can walk. Anita worries about how she’s going to greet JC. Micah asks if Anita said something. She didn’t. She worries about making a mistake.

And that’s it.

Sigh. That’s exactly what this book needs. For the miniscule plot to shrink and slow down EVEN MORE.

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11 thoughts on “A review of Laurell K. Hamilton’s ‘Narcissus in Chains’ chapter forty eight

  1. I admit I really do like the hints that the Circus underground was originally built by/for something not even close to human-looking, like the Rawhead & Bloody Bones fey. It legitimately does give me chills in just the right way.

    …pity she actually contradicts that with her own history of the place though, I think, saying it had been set up by vampires during Prohibition

  2. Let me get this straight. The meat of the chapter was a description of some stairs, how much someone’s hair has changed since we (supposedly) last saw them, and some angst about how she’s going to greet her rapist on/off boyfriend.

    I mean, come on LKH aren’t you even going to try?

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