S work for the Department for the On going Regulation of Lycanthropic Activities DORLA One night when Lola s out on the Man I m so glad I gave Benighted by Kit Whitfield a chanceIn Benighted being wholly human is a recessive gene When the full moon rises ninety nine percent of the human population humans transform into The Unforgiven lunes werewolves mindless ferocious animals wrecking havoc ifeft to their own devices Those few born unable to change are the minority often viewed with disgust and hostility for their disabilityLola Galley is a veteran of the Department for the Ongoing Regulation of Lycanthropic Activities an organization staffed by non Omgiven av idioter lunes that monitors the city during the full moon and is tasked with keeping order and capturing theunes who break the Kapitulatus! law to roam free on full moon nights When Lola s friend is attacked by aune and then murdered before the attacker can be brought to justice Lola finds herself on the trail of a deadly conspiracyThere s a The Ivory Gate lot Ioved about this book The murder mystery is different The world concept is uniue The writing style is different But than that Benighted doesn t shy away from tackling issues of social and racial prejudice and its effect For that this book wins both my respect and a place on my all time favorite urban fantasy books istThis is not a ight or fun read nor the average high drama urban fantasy fare It is bleak sometimes beautiful and definitely disuieting for the uestions it raises In its ambition it comes closer to Ci alleniamo anche se piove?: Miserie e splendori del calcio dilettantistico literature than genre fictionBenighted gives us Lola who is part of a feared minority It affects her entireife her relationships her job her role in her family the way she perceives her worth and her appearance There is no easy answer or revelatory celebration of self Star Wars Thrawn Star Wars Thrawn love at the end of this bookEually fascinating Whitfield s world setup puts nonunes barebacks as they are called both into the role of oppressed minority and into the role of a special police force tasked with keeping order on the streets when New York Is English, Chattanooga Is Creek. (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover)) lunes transform into wolves and granted gestapoevel powers and almost no fundingLola as part of the bareback only Department for the Ongoing Regulation of Lycanthropic Activities is both oppressed minority to be viewed with pity and disgust for her disabilityand the police force facing a monthly deadly threat of violence on the city streets and facing charges of police brutality Prejudice fear of Guiding Readers and Writers, Grades 3-6: Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy life public scrutiny andife and death situations intersect in fascinating bleak ways In Lola s interactions with her world you see childhood trauma meet PTSD meet the soul devouring effects reality of being different and ostracized There is one scene in particular and out of many that has stayed with me Lola s sister who has staunchly been Lola s champion and defender has a baby view spoilerThroughout the pregnancy the sister is defiant in the face of Lola s fears She says she doesn t care if the baby turns out to be bareback The Stray Bullet like Lola shel ove the baby anyway Then the doctor pronounces the child healthy and normal and the sister breaks down sobbing in relief hide spoiler This book supposes a world where than 99% of the population are ycanthropes who transform into wild unthinking beasts for a single night every month The tiny minority of non ycanthropes are drafted into an organization that polices the rest of the population The nons spend
night hunting those who viol Did Not Finish uit at page 130 90% of the population are werewolves the other 10% are non s "The Law Reuires Werewolves "law reuires werewolves ock themselves inside on full moons to avoid prowling maiming and murdering while under the moon influenceThe non s are reuired to belong to DORLA Dept for the Ongoing Regulation of Lycanthorpic Activities DORLA teams in vans hunt on full moon nights to catch and jail those werewolves who are out The dogcatching is extremely dangerous as the human non s are ill euipped not well trained and strictly regulated as to tactics Most non s have been maimed or seriously injured but in this world that s just the way it is and there s nothing to be done about itThe non s of DORLA also represent the werewolves who are caught as uasi attornies and jail them Not sure if they re judges alsoAt first the book is intriguing and very different from anything I ve read before But the DORLA non s Bloody Crystal live such difficultives with so few choices that for me the book uickly becames depressing In a world where werewolves or La sculpture sur pierre : Art et techniques lycos as they are called in this debut novel are the norm and barebacks or nons in other words people that do not turn at the full moon are considered disabled or crippled born with a birth defect that means they come out headfirst and different Lola May is a social outcast As a non she is forced to work as a dog catcher for DORLA the organisation responsible for policing the activity ofunes Bear Humbug lycos during full moon for the two days of the month that they become wild animals who will attack and kill anything For the rest of the month she is aawyer dealing with for the most part tramps and homeless people who have not managed to get themselves ocked away in time before changingThis all sounds very sci fi very Buffy the Vampire Slayer but this book is so much than that By turning the werewolf tale on its head we are put into the shoes of the persecuted the outcasts a place where I as a white middle class girl am not usually placed It is well written exciting interesting thrilling and you really care what happens It is intriguing and I would highly recommend it. Ng Regulation of Lycanthropic Activities When her friend oses a hand to a marauding Blue Is for Nightmares lune then is murdered before the attacker is brought to trial Lola is desperate to see justice prevail But the truth is seldom simple and Lola may notike the shocking answers she uncovers. ,that night hunting
Read BarebackLol I have almost no recollection of this book I ve discovered it as a teenager and reread it countless times because I Heroes Die loved it It s still on my favourites shelf but the rating makes me want to reread it to see what I d think of this today The book was just not good at best and very irritating at worstThe main character is completely unlikable The victim of being a minority her entireife she L'Ingénu lashes out at anyone and everyone she can without reason She has a personality that she s on the righteous side of everything because she is a victim when theegal system she uses is completely idiotic and makes no sense given the fact the population is 99% werewolves Somehow her and her organization have the The Strathmore Club legal authority toock up people and ask for confessions to crimes they won t describe with no evidence Free to beat and pummel people without Pampa Pampa legal representation and withoutetting them notify the outside world If there s supposed to be a message or parallel to injustice against minorities in our own history it gets Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus lost in the book when it s the minority doing all the messed up thingsThe characters that drive the mystery of the story aren t explained at all and have next to no personality which makes it hard to care when things go bad for themThere s a forced romance that makes next to no sense from the male perspective She s allowed toock him up insult him and treat him Geometry Part 1: Quickstudy Laminated Reference Guide (Quick Study Academic) like crap and yet he stilloves her Then any man who isn t as wimpy as him is the sort that stands around waving his junk around to prove he s the real alpha maleThe entire system of the society is stupid too Werewolves are expected to Herbier et autres collections lock themselves up even though they are the vast majority What s the issue withetting them run free and sticking the barebacks into Historical Archaeology: Why the Past Matters lock down instead Society has beenike this for so The Happiest Baby on the Block long and they haven tearned how to Blu oltre la prua: Un'avventura di Jack Aubrey e Stephen Maturin - Master Commander (La Gaja scienza Vol. 946) lock down their own homes that they need to run into shelters instead Short of tearing up their own cars or mattresses there s no real explanation why the werewolves have to beocked upThe main character remains unlikable the entire way through From the beginning sitting by Releasing Heaven on Earth: Gods Principles for Restoring the Land letting people beat up her client to the middle when she s berating her boyfriend for no reason to the end when she adopts a self righteous attitude and performing self satisfying displays of pointlessness An interesting trend I see is that the majority of the negative reviews are from men and the overwhelming majority of positive reviews are from women Perhaps her insane ramblings and disturbingly strange panic attacks make sense to some As somebody whooves Kim Harrison s Carrie Vaughn s and Laurel K Hamilton s The Future of English Teaching Worldwide lead characters Well Anita Blake up until she became a porn star I know it s not because of her gender that I found myself disliking Lola so much It s because her personality was so flawed yet the author attempts to portray her as something she s not a good personI couldn t help butaugh at the A at the end of my copy it was an advanced printing so I don t know if the regular book has it that Whitfield says that racism was not the main point of why she began the book Really Almost the whole book is based on how the main character is persecuted for the factI would have given two stars if the werewolves were described better but for being a werewolf book it talked very Between little about them When did it happen how does it happen All this time passes and nobody explains why they shift during the full moon even when they reocked away from it What do they even Sigrid Liljeholm lookike Incredibly weak Benighted is not a book to start with false expectations If you are David Starr Space Ranger looking for a story which focuses on the fantasy elements and worldbuilding or a supernatural drama this is not the book for you Benighted is depressing as all get out and that needs to be understood going inIts protagonist and narrator is Lola Galley a bareback in a world filled withycanthropes Barebacks a derogatory term for non ycanthropes or nons are conscripted at a young age into DORLA the organization which runs the world during the full moon and which handles crimes committed by people while they are transformed DORLA is generally disliked by the public because of the power they wield and since all nons are by default DORLA employees this results a good deal of friction between the tiny non population and the rest of the world All of this is important but it s not the heart of the storyWhat makes this book worth reading is it Let s be honest the urbanparanormal fantasy sub genre is glutted at this point in time Like all genres UF has varying degrees or classes of writers or books You have books that are uick fun reads kinda guilty pleasures
or B movies such as the Kitty Norville books You have books whoseB movies such as the Kitty Norville books You have books whose believe they are making some type of message but really aren t a B movie with pretensions You have books that can rise above the B evel with a The Book of Earths: Hollow Earth, Ancient Maps, Atlantis, and Other Theories (Forgotten Books) little somethingike Dresden FilesThen you have Benighted an entirely different kettle of fish It is either An English Translation of Fa Tsangs Commentary on the Awakening of Faith literature or it borders oniterature Where it stands comes down to the reader s iking of Whitfield s styleIf you "are expecting standard UF or PF fare Benighted not the book for you It is nothing ike "expecting standard UF or PF fare Benighted is not the for you It is nothing The University of Chicago Spanish English English Spanish Dictionary like Blake Women of the Otherworld or The Hollows It is a difficult and challenging book It s not aight read It is however a rewarding and thought provoking readSeveral weeks back I read and reviewed The Summoningand said I was tired of race being used simply in terms of romantic angst and how females I magnifici dieci leads wer. It is a world muchike our own with one deadly difference ninety nine percent of the population is The Happiness Secrets Of Joel Osteen lycanthropic When the full moon rises humans transform intounes bloodthirsty beasts who cannot be reasoned with or tamed Those few born unable to change are disparagingly En t really different in terms of ooks This is not the case with Benighted Whitfield s set up is uite simple In a world where most of the population goes furry every month the small minority that doesn t is the agency that patrols the furry population when they hit their monthly Whitfield s main character Lola is a bareback yes I know there is a different meaning to that word which means she is not a An Excellent conceited Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet lune werewolf Because of this she and the othersike her experience discrimination every single day This allows Whitfield to actually Ruhestand fr Einsteiger look at the effects of such discrimination on people Too often in UF we getip service to the idea of discrimination or racism or sexism If you La criminologie look at the popular series however there is no in depth analysis of it Anita Blake Elena and Kitty are all non human and are segregated out of the human society because of what they are yet in their books we mostly see them functioning in a society where they are not the minority Anita has or had one strict human friend Elena had one human boyfriend who she dumped and Kitty has her family but the werewolves and vampires get play The characters who are supposedly outsiders are actually part of the in group of the novel In those novels in terms of characters strict humans are the minority and very rarely do central characters behave as if they have been effected by an ism they might have to hide but outright discrimination doesn t really seem to occur or should itike in Kitty Takes a Holiday it Farmer Boy lacks depth Benighted Lola is part of the minority It effects her wholeife It effects her outlook on Random House Webster's College Dictionary: 1996 Graduation Promotion life It effects her relationships Benighted is in a basic sense a mystery Lola wants to find a murderer The book however transcends that It transcends the basic werewolf or vampire plot What the reader gets and this is what makes the book an uncomfortable read is the effect of discrimination on the minority and the majority Whitfield asks and answers what happens in a caste system While the minority in the book is based on aack of transformation Lola could be any minority in today s real world On top of the theme of discrimination Whitford examines the role of Making Mentoring Happen A simple and effective guide to implementing a successful mentoring program law and justice in such a society Lola is not an angel she is particularly unlikable I do not even know how I feel about her Lola is a real character and this means she is heavily flawed What is important and what makes the book though provoking is that the reader is never shown which side is right not really Do Lola and her co workers go too far Do theunes go too far The book eaves the reader with a feeling of disuiet because of the uestions about society race and social class that it raises Additionally Whitfield has really thought about how her unes would work and what the Turning Points in Australian History laws of society would be in terms of applying to them ateast in furry form She is the only writer I have seen who takes a woman s monthly cycle into account and how it would be affected by changing Benighted is not an easy book and it is true that Whitfield s prose could be tighter in places but it is a worthy thought provoking book What would you say are the chances of me Desarrollo de Habilidades Directivas liking a paranormal realism book about werewolves where a major and important part of the plot is a heterosexual romance between our heroine who is aonermisfit and a very attractive young werewolfYeah I didn t think it would happen either I guess I gave it a go because of the idea that it "Had Something To Say About "something to say about and violence something that I expected to be cringefully simplistic but I thought at Let Dai Vol 8 least may be timelyIt turned out I much underestimated the author and her book Lola soner status and difference are well portrayed and believable She is intelligent gutsy and relateable her flawedness is portrayed in a sympathetic though at times horrifying way The An Excellent conceited Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet love interest Paul is sensitive and open and easy to buy intoiking along with her their sex is portrayed as passionate and sensuous without the TMI stating the obvious type tropesI hated some of the stuff about sexual violence in the creches and at first I was inclined to dismiss it as a sexist and heterosexist trope but
It Turned Out Toturned out to than that it was addressed as a trope uestioned even The thing is pretending violence Hoodwinked like that never happens would be naive but this bookooks at the ong and short term trauma of being a survivor of it also the way individual acts of violence are socially constructed I hated the inevitability of us vs them war ike ways of being and then the protagonist stopped and wondered the same thing with meThere were chinks in things the ending was exactly what it should have been and very restrained neither too happy nor too tragic In short this book made me think parts of the story had me on the edge of the seat desperate to read 500 pages seemed to turn themselves and I Best Practices In Leading The Global Workforce liked many of the charactersI recommend this book I really do I will beooking to see what else Kit Whitfield may have written Bareback Jade FarrarKit Whitfield 2006 In the book Bareback the world is very similar to earth except for one thing Most of the population is Lyco werewolves who become horrible beasts underneath the full moon And the other very small percentage of the population are called barebacks who are regular humans The main character in this story is 28 year old Lola Galley In this world there are rules about the werewolves transformed roaming outside after their curfew There are agents who take care of that and they are all barebacks and Lola is one of them All these bareback. Nown as barebacks and HORROR STORIES live as victims of prejudice and oppression All too often they are targets of savage mauling and death byunes who break the Sloane Monroe SeriesBooks 4 5 law to roam free on full moon nightsTwenty something bareback Lola Galley is already a veteran of the Department for the Ongoi.