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Soulless (2009)

por Gail Carriger

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Séries: Parasol Protectorate (1), Parasol Universe (5)

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Fantasy. Fiction. Romance. Historical Fiction. HTML:Buffy meets Jane Austen in the first book of this wickedly funny NYT bestselling series about a young woman whose brush with the supernatural leads to a deadly investigation of London's high society.
Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.
Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire ?? and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.
With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?
Soulless is the first book of the Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinki
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Adicionado recentemente porRini55, thatnerd, AlyO23, jazzbird61
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    Um crocodilo na duna por Elizabeth Peters (nessreader, lquilter)
    nessreader: The heroine of Soulless has a similar outlook to early Amelia Peabody (but I should warn that the Peabody series is cosy crime/romance, with no supernatural element while Soulless is gleeful fantasy) Both have strong willed on-the-shelf spinsters who are active protagonists in their story.… (mais)
    lquilter: Without knowing, I'd imagine that Gail Carriger had read Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody series (beginning with Crocodile on the Sandbank) before writing Blameless (et seq). Similar era, similarly cranky and forthright spinster protagonist, similar sort of love affair, similar witty dialog and observations. The Amelia Peabody books are, of course, "straight" historical mystery, without the steampunk elements of Carriger's series, but I imagine that Carriger fans who read out-of-genre also will enjoy the Peters' series. Similarly, Peters fans who like SF, steampunk, or vampires/werewolves, might enjoy the Carriger series.… (mais)
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    kiesa: Sorcery and Cecelia is a young adult novel but aspects of Soulless reminded me of it.
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    New Amsterdam por Elizabeth Bear (GirlMisanthrope, jlynno84)
    GirlMisanthrope: vampires and dirigibles, too. One of my favorites.
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    amysisson: Although this book is YA while "Soulless" is more adult, they have a similar feel and wit.
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This was a witty, well-written book with characters that I absolutely adored. I'd had my eye on this book for a while, and when Barnes & Noble spotlighted Gail Carriger and offered the e-book of Soulless up for $0.99, I jumped all over it. My only complaint about the book (and Ms. Carriger's writing) is that she seemed to be a bit too wordy, especially at the beginning of the book. The dictionary on my nook has never been used so much. This seems to have tapered off as the book wore on, though. All-in-all, she's written a fantastic book with a likeable, smart, witty, independent heroine. ( )
  thatnerd | Mar 2, 2024 |
Its funny, but I'm starting to lose interest. Seems like a standard 'Victorian' romance with some supernaturals thrown in to make it different. Okay, I guess I was in a REALLY bad mood. The next time I opened it up, and right thru to the end, I was back enjoying it. Weird!
AND it was good enough for me to buy the next one! ( )
  jazzbird61 | Feb 29, 2024 |
Ten pages of bad prose is more than enough for me, thank you. The other reviews don't indicate any good reason to stick it out.
  caedocyon | Feb 23, 2024 |
Too focused on etiquette for my taste and the first half was slow. But it ended well, and the rest of the series sounds interesting. I am more patient with library books, so I'll probably read the next one.

And really, do Steampunk novels have to mention dirigibles constantly?? I was thinking about doing a shot every time one was mentioned when it wasn't pertinent to the story. One star demerit for gratuitous dirigibles. ( )
  Greenfrog342 | Jan 22, 2024 |
An enjoyable light read. And quite funny at times, there's something rather absurd about a Jane-Austen like society with werewolves and vampires in it. Miss Tarabotti is a delightful heroine, quite practical and unafraid to stand up for herself. I thought there was a bit too much fondling at inopportune moments, but other than that it was quite entertaining. ( )
  zjakkelien | Jan 2, 2024 |
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Carriger debuts brilliantly with a blend of Victorian romance, screwball comedy of manners and alternate history.
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Karlin, LenaTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
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Fantasy. Fiction. Romance. Historical Fiction. HTML:Buffy meets Jane Austen in the first book of this wickedly funny NYT bestselling series about a young woman whose brush with the supernatural leads to a deadly investigation of London's high society.
Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.
Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire ?? and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.
With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?
Soulless is the first book of the Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinki

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