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several very different books to talk about, Saleena

I was intrigued at the concept of this book, plus Garth Ennis is a known quantity (so many of his books are amazing), so I thought I would give it a try.  First of all (because I don't know who is reading this), this is NOT a little kids book, lots of violence and some sexual situations; think R rating if it were a movie.  Nonetheless, it reminded me of what I wanted the movie Peppermint (starring Jennifer Garner) to be (but it wasn't).  This is a lady who truly leads 2 lives; she is a homemaker by day and by night, an assassin.  She has trained to be an assassin in order to take vengeance on the family who murdered her father (which coincidentally is also her family; her father was a mob boss and his brothers have taken over).  I think Ennis did his usual bangup job of letting you get to know the characters a bit at a time; and he made sure that the situation was messy, because no one is perfect and DO you turn off being an assassin when you're done?  How