<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by sunsetcurls:

I thought the unexpected use of 'harsh language' was interesting, and kind of emphasized the acceptance of ugly/harsh things in that world. Even though I'm not a prude, I was a little shocked by it...

I'm pretty sure it's not a sequel or a take off on anything--it's probably just her writing style and the reader is just tossed into the deep end, so to speak.

I agree.

I couldn't help myself and finished it last night!