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Book #5: Ceremony in Death by J.D. Robb

AJ August 21, 2020 378 5


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We’re talking about “Ceremony in Death”!

ANNOUNCEMENT: We had such great feedback from our listeners for the last couple of books, we have invited Tara Corkery from Basic Snitches podcast to join the Podcast as a permanent host! Tara brings to the podcast some amazing insights, a great sense of humor, a deep love for this series and she really ads a balance to the show. We hope you all agree!

Right from the get go, AJ says that she doesn’t care for the paranormal things that are in the “In Death” series. Jen and Tara generally agree. Jen does believe that there is some scientific basis to the kind of healing that is in this book, though according to Jen, who is a healthcare professional, “you can’t just whisper a charm and put a cream on something and have it go away.

AJ just thinks that if you are going to put paranormal into a book series, that should be made clear from the beginning. For example, we talk about Lori Foster’s My Man Michael, part of her SBC Fighter series where the hero of this book has been paralyzed from a car accident, and while he’s in the hospital, he’s visited from a woman from the future who time travels with him to the future where he can be fully healed? Weird.

In the first chapter, Eve is at the funeral of one of her colleagues, Frank Wojinski, and at the funeral, we are introduced to Franks family, including Jamie Lingstrom who becomes a minor recurring character within the series.

Also in the first chapter, Nora gives us a clue as to what the theme of the book will be when Eve thinks: “Another rite, another symbol.” So this book is clearly about rites, ceremonies and symbols.

The subject of “would Eve actually be a good mother” comes up again, and a couple of times in this book we are seeing Eve deal with kids in a great way, and there’s really no doubt: Yes, she would.

We were all sad about both Eve’s fight with Feeney, and Eve’s problem with Peabody. Eve is having a hard time in this book, and there’s a lot of heavy subject matter and emotions. We appreciate that Roarke handled things with Feeney for Eve, but maybe not that he told Feeney about Eve’s past. What are your thoughts about that?

We talk about how often Roarke is gone a lot in the early books, and how much he smokes in the early books. We also talk about Peabody’s ever changing amount of siblings.

Did you know that there’s a hidden meaning to a rosebud, like the one that Trina put on Eve’s butt? You can read about it on Wikipedia! Another symbol in this book, is that Roarke has, without Eve’s knowledge, put the Celtic Shield Knot on her wedding ring, which is a symbol of protection.

Lastly, we realize that Alban was born in 2020, and really? Fuck you, 2020.

 

We’re talking about “Ceremony in Death”!

ANNOUNCEMENT: We had such great feedback from our listeners for the last couple of books, we have invited Tara Corkery from Basic Snitches podcast to join the Podcast as a permanent host! Tara brings to the podcast some amazing insights, a great sense of humor, a deep love for this series and she really ads a balance to the show. We hope you all agree!

Right from the get go, AJ says that she doesn’t care for the paranormal things that are in the “In Death” series. Jen and Tara generally agree. Jen does believe that there is some scientific basis to the kind of healing that is in this book, though according to Jen, who is a healthcare professional, “you can’t just whisper a charm and put a cream on something and have it go away.

AJ just thinks that if you are going to put paranormal into a book series, that should be made clear from the beginning. For example, we talk about Lori Foster’s My Man Michael, part of her SBC Fighter series where the hero of this book has been paralyzed from a car accident, and while he’s in the hospital, he’s visited from a woman from the future who time travels with him to the future where he can be fully healed? Weird.

In the first chapter, Eve is at the funeral of one of her colleagues, Frank Wojinski, and at the funeral, we are introduced to Franks family, including Jamie Lingstrom who becomes a minor recurring character within the series.

Also in the first chapter, Nora gives us a clue as to what the theme of the book will be when Eve thinks: “Another rite, another symbol.” So this book is clearly about rites, ceremonies and symbols.

The subject of “would Eve actually be a good mother” comes up again, and a couple of times in this book we are seeing Eve deal with kids in a great way, and there’s really no doubt: Yes, she would.

We were all sad about both Eve’s fight with Feeney, and Eve’s problem with Peabody. Eve is having a hard time in this book, and there’s a lot of heavy subject matter and emotions. We appreciate that Roarke handled things with Feeney for Eve, but maybe not that he told Feeney about Eve’s past. What are your thoughts about that?

We talk about how often Roarke is gone a lot in the early books, and how much he smokes in the early books. We also talk about Peabody’s ever changing amount of siblings.

Did you know that there’s a hidden meaning to a rosebud, like the one that Trina put on Eve’s butt? You can read about it on Wikipedia! Another symbol in this book, is that Roarke has, without Eve’s knowledge, put the Celtic Shield Knot on her wedding ring, which is a symbol of protection.

Lastly, we realize that Alban was born in 2020, and really? Fuck you, 2020.

 

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