Giant Men and Violent Women

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 13 Dec 2017

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WOW.  So.  I almost didn't grab this book.  I looked at the blurb for Giant Men and Violent Women by Clover Blaire and thought it sounded rather hum-drum and kind of boring.  Never, ever, has a blurb been more wrong.  HOLY COW.  This book was an emotional roller coaster.  The beginning Presley Ann comes off as a little boring to listen to, but actually redeems herself as a human with her little forays into "fantastize-about-Ashley-land".
She doesn't see to really know herself outside others' perceptions of her. You really start to wonder at the romance designation, and then switch to Ashley's point of view. 

What to say about Ashley? He's the most...

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Giant Men and Violent Women by Clover Blaire is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November.

A nearly overwhelming and really dense honeycomb of subplots and chapters shared between Presley Ann and (male) Ashley about a specialized demigod/titan group, The Twenty-Four, who seem to have covert, double-agent tendencies. The characters take it upon themselves to explain the over-Americanized new way of life and about their fellow townspeople of Darling, New Hampshire being insulated against the Other (i.e. being pro-slavery, almost southern levels of etiquette, New England ways of governance).
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This is a story of Darling, a town in New Hampshire. Darling is ruled by the House of New Hampshire  :- The Governor, his secretary and Judge. The story is narrated from alternating POV of Ashley and Presley Ann. Ashley is an attorney and the  great-grandson of the Judge. Presley Ann is the daughter of the Secretary. The ancestors of Ashley are called Twenty Four or Giant men and violent women, hence the title.

In Darling there are no jails, the Prisoners are put into the prison work program, where the work in houses as Slaves doing cooking, cleaning, driving etc for free. This was brought about Judge, Chap Bragg, but not everyone is for this program . There are protests for and against...

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