The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley
AKA book 2 of Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce series, AKA the series with titles way too long to remember :: I’m really hoping this was just a book-two flub and that book 3 (and subsequent titles) will be better, back to what I expect based on book 1. While I loved The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, this one felt overly dark and also nearly failed to keep my interest. Just kind of a dud. I’m holding out hope that A Red Herring Without Mustard is better, especially since I already have it. But I’ll give the series a break before giving it that shot at redemption.
Do you think it’s sophomore releases, or book-2s-in-a-series that’s so often the problem? Maybe both? Thoughts?
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