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There time for one last gulpable summer novel before the season ends, and the perfect candidate presents itself in Samantha Shannon Bone Season. It gallops along through an initially perplexing world, daring its readers to keep up even as it sinks in its hooks with crackerjack action, deftlyaccentuated conflict and a spangling of soupedup Victorian street slang.
Paige Mahoney is a young Irishwoman living in an alternatehistory version of 21stcentury London run by a huge corporation called Scion. Her father thinks Paige works in a bar, but in truth she belongs to the syndicate, a network of underground gangs made up of clairvoyants. The clairvoyants come in a dizzying variety of types, and the book opens with a chart outlining the different subgroups, as well as with maps of Shannon reimagined British citadel.
Paige loves her gang, despite the ruthlessness of Jaxon, its dandified, canetwirling leader. Her particular ability she can sense and, to a certain degree, explore the minds of other voyants makes her a valued member of his team; Jax calls her his One day, however, she captured by the police and spirited out of the city to a penal colony set up in what once was the city of Oxford. In Bone Season the hallowed university town has been converted into I, a harsh outpost http://www.cardinalsofficialnflstore.com/54_jasper_brinkley_jersey_authentic_black_limited_cheap.html where voyants serve as slaves to an elite race of beings called the Rephaim, whose origins are mysterious. A surrounding noman land planted with mines and roamed by hideous maneating creatures with the texture and stench of rotting flesh makes escape seem impossible. But escape is just what Paige resolves to do.
At times, Bone Season exhibits signs of Shannon inexperience: muddled logistics or finessed plot holes or patchy worldbuilding. Genre pedants will be indignant if this book becomes as big a success as it is likely to be. But Shannon has a faultless instinct for the prerogatives of storytelling, for the engine that makes an adventure novel go, however juryrigged its chassis may be in spots. The setting she constructed is just strange enough to pique a reader curiosity, while invoking some of the reliable tropes of urban fantasy: The Rephaim are a bit like vampires and the terrifying Emim waiting out in the woods resemble the fastermoving kinds of zombies. Shannon doesn present a detailed explanation of her world cosmology until well into the book, but that matters a lot less than you might think. What she does succeed at, and in spades, is instantly latching the reader interest to Paige www.cardinalsofficialnflstore.com/55_karlos_dansby_jersey_authentic_black_limited_cheap.html and her fate.
The injustice and casual brutality of the Rephaim treatment of their human servants has probably sparked the comparisons to Hunger Games. But while Suzanne Collins YA blockbuster exaggerates the decadence of reality TV and latecapitalist entertainment to the point of parody, Shannon has clearly sourced Sheol I in history. From the Atlantic slavetrade to the rubber plantations of Africa and LatinAmerica, methods for reducing human beings to the status of chattel have been pretty consistent across the board. Collins Hunger Games are a cartoonish grotesque; Shannon penal colony, apart from the supernatural touches, is all too plausible. It is Paige refusal to accept her lot that powers much of the narrative.
Also remarkable is the discipline of Shannon prose. But more often than not, Bone Season is as economical (if not quite as stylish) as a hardboiled detective novel: broke. The clock ticked. Warden just sat in his chair, stoking the fire. If he wanted me to change my mind about the remedy, he was going to be there a long, long time. Occasionally, Shannon turns a fetching phrase, like having Paige wake from a drugged sleep with her throat feeling And in a particularly nice touch, she gives her London voyants a dashing lingo that combines invented words ( for the clairvoyant gang bosses) with 19thcentury cockneyisms ( for cards irons for for Bone Season is the first book in a projected series, so while the plot is resolved sufficiently to make for a satisfying end, there enough left dangling for the installments to come. The novel is already slated for film adaptation and has been chosen for a book club hosted by Today Show. For bolder readers, however, it the sort of novel you inhale in two or three days preferably the long, languorous ones we nearly run out of.
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TAMPA, Fla. What a fabulous moment in time: the best cover cornerback in NFL history setting up to interview the young corner who has to be the best cover guy on the field Sunday if the Steelers are going to win Super Bowl XLIII. Ike Taylor doesn appear to be the least bit intimidated by the idea of trying to stop Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry But Taylor clearly was in awe when Deion Sanders stopped by to chat.
" Time, " Taylor said, quietly. "That who I always wanted to be like."
His answers to Sanders questions for the NFL Network weren nearly as interesting as their conversation afterward. Taylor asked if he could ship Sanders his game tapes to be critiqued. Sanders agreed, saying something about his people calling Taylor people to make the http://www.cardinalsofficialnflstore.com/98_frostee_rucker_jersey_authentic_black_limited_cheap.html arrangements.
"I feel like my game isn where I like it to be yet," Taylor said. "I always asking my coaches for advice on what I can do better. I ask our receivers. I go to our offensive coordinator [Bruce Arians] and say, me, how would you attack me? I want to know what people think my weaknesses are so I can work on them. I want to keep getting better.
"I truly believe I haven played my best game yet."
It would be wonderful if it happens Sunday, but that seems like a lot to ask. The great Fitzgerald, who has been as close to unstoppable in this postseason as a player can be, is only one reason. A bigger factor is Taylor still is a baby in the NFL game and as a cornerback. This is just his fourth season as a Steelers starter. He didn start playing corner until he was a senior in college at LouisianaLafayette.
"I had to learn on the go," Taylor said.
The progress has been remarkable. "If he ever learns how to catch the ball, he be in the Pro Bowl every year. He that good," teammate Larry Foote said. Taylor stone hands notwithstanding, Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau has so much faith in the man that he has assigned him to follow Fitzgerald all over the Super Bowl field.
Sure, the Steelers don have much choice. Cornerback Bryant McFadden can run with Fitzgerald, and Deshea Townsend and William Gay are too short to jump with him. But they also have plenty of faith in Taylor. "He 6 feet 2 and runs a 4.2. He definitely be right there with Fitzgerald," Townsend said yesterday.
It will be the most telling matchup of the game.
At least that seemed to be the opinion of Warren Sapp, another NFL Network talking head, a legend as a defensive lineman during his day and a legend now as a "Dancing With The Stars" stud.
"The way you make a name for yourself is by finding a target," Sapp boomed in Taylor ear. "Well, I don think there a bigger target on the face of the Earth than No. Frostee Rucker Authentic Jersey 11.""I always up for a challenge," Taylor told Sapp in a much lower voice. Later, he elaborated: "It just something that in me. I think it has to do with the city I come from. New Orleans. I had a tough, tough road growing up. I had to hold my own for as long as I can remember. You couldn be soft in my city. If you were, you got run over."
It a good thing Taylor isn afraid of a tough fight. Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner and Fitzgerald certainly will provide one.
"You looking at Joe Montana and Jerry Andre Roberts Elite Jersey Rice right there," Taylor said.
Think about that."Fitzgerald is a beast," Taylor said. "What he done in this postseason is unbelievable. He breaking records. Not just records, but Jerry Rice records. Ain no one else doing that.
"But . "
Drum roll .
"I like myself, too."
That comforting, if you ask me.
Still, Taylor figures to get safety help with Fitzgerald, although LeBeau will have to pick his spots because the Cardinals other two 1,000yard receivers Anquan Boldin and Steve Breaston also are dangerous. Maybe the best way to stop all three is to turn loose linebackers James Harrison, LaMarr Woodley and Lawrence Timmons and sic on Warner. Fitzgerald can make the terrific catches to beat the Steelers the way he beat Philadelphia, Carolina and Atlanta on his extraordinary postseason odyssey if Warner doesn have time to get him the ball.
"It still going to come down to the secondary," Taylor predicted.
To him, actually.
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Unless Sanders comes out of retirement and lines up opposite him, Taylor doesn figure to wilt under the brightest lights in sports. This is not Taylor first Super Bowl. So many of us remember Super Bowl XL and the Steelers 2110 win against Seattle for Jerome Bettis marvelous homecoming and retirement in Detroit, Willie Parker record 75yard touchdown run and Hines Ward 43yard clinching catch of an Antwaan Randle El pass. Too few realize Taylor played a huge part in the drama. With the Steelers leading, 1410, in the fourth quarter, he intercepted a Matt Hasselbeck pass at the Steelers 5.
"I remember that pick," Taylor said, smiling. He also had an interception two weeks earlier against Denver in the AFC championship game. He might drop a bunch, but he seems to hold on to the pig when it counts.
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