Book Review: Patricia Briggs Novel “Fair Game”, Its About Warewolves

Patricia Briggs is a famous American author. She is a writer of fantasy novels and has been writing since 1993. She has created a fantasy series of novels known as the Mercy Thompson fantasy series. These novels are set in an urban back ground in the United States. Briggs is 48 years old having been born in 1965. She published her first novel ‘Masques’ in 1993 and has followed up with many more.

Most of Briggs characters are sheer fantasy, sometimes bordering on the absurd. A reader is hard put to visualize the tales written by her as having any realism. Briggs makes an attempt to get reader attention by presenting a bizarre and unrealistic scenario.

Her novel ‘Fair Game’ can be classified as a fantasy and presents werewolves in human garb. These werewolves have now revealed themselves and are a part and parcel of everyday life in the United States. One can appreciate a fantasy, but to write about a subject where werewolves are accepted by human beings and organizations like the FBI will tax the imagination of the reader. As per the writer the werewolves have now as a clan revealed themselves to humans.

In ‘Fair Game’, The FBI approaches two werewolves to help solve some mysterious killings in Boston. The two werewolves are Anna Latham and Charles Cornick. These two werewolves are in love. Charles is the dominant werewolf, while Anna has a quality of being able to calm other werewolves.

The FBI is unable to solve the mysterious killings and these two werewolves help out. As they investigate they find that the persons killed are werewolves and it dawns on the duo that somebody is targeting persons who are werewolves. This lends urgency to their efforts to track the killer. The killer now targets the two werewolves Charles and Anna, who themselves are in great danger.

This is supposed to be a thrilling tale, but many readers will find the entire theme of the novel implausible and reading it would mean entering into a fantasy world which just cannot exist. One reads fantasies, but to read a fantasy as a real time action novel is bound to tax the imagination of any reader.

Patricia Briggs does try and present a thriller. The plot is racy and the book is eminently readable. If a reader can forget about the absurdity of the plot, he or she may well be able to enjoy the book. All one has to think is that it is a fantasy. Briggs has latched on to the American fascination for werewolves and created an entire series of books on the subject. Generally such fantasies have a momentary moment of glory and then fade away.

Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana, USA. She has during her life time lived in many cities in the North West of the USA. Presently she resides in Washington State. Her first novel ‘Masques’ was not a success, but it has been re-issued again. Some of her books notably Blood Bound and Iron Kissed have been on the New York Times best seller lists.

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Factors to Consider When Choosing a Preschool Center

Children are a gift from God and thus it is paramount that you take good care of them. This is in their various aspects in life for example socially, psychologically among others. Once a kid is young, it is a very delicate stage for them. The school you take them to will mold them into either a responsible citizen or a social misfit. The probability of either happening is determined by the kind of preschool you take them to. This is where they first learn how to engage with others, interact with them through various ways. It is thus very important that you choose the best preschool center to give your kid the best life. At preschool they learn how to draw and do the very basic stuff in life but important.

The decision to choose a preschool may seem to be an easy one that only considers things such as the curt, the location and how long the school day is among others. However, this is not true, it is actually an intricate decision that requires you to think of other factors which are vital as well. Below is a guideline on some tips that you can consider in order to pick the best preschool center.

The first thing is the teaching staff. These are the individuals that will be spending a lot of time with your kids and what they influence them to be is what they will become. It is thus good that you for a school that has teaching staff that are experts in children matters. They should be able to create a bond with the child since it gives them a sense of safety and security. The staff should be friendly so that the connection between the child and them can last long. With regards to teaching in in class, they should be knowledgeable on how to make the class engaging, for instance by asking questions, encouraging them to think among others. Good teachers will also allow the kids to socialize with others so that they can overcome shyness.

Another thing you should think about is the school director. This is an important individual because they set the syllabus to be taught and hence affect the kind of information your kids receives while there. If possible it is good to meet with him or her so that you get to know them more. Before choosing a preschool also consider asking about their cancelation policy in case you forego taking your kid there. For instance, what percentage is refundable to you. The safety of the school is also of importance. Evaluate and request to see the protective measures the school has for example in case of fire, are there sprinklers and fire extinguishers.

The environment of the school should also be friendly and suitable for young kids. For example, the furniture should fit the size of the kids and there should be enough space for them to play around without getting injured.

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