Alicia's review of The Reapers Are the Angels (Reapers, #1)
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Jan 30, 2012 04:16pm
That Friends photoset kills me. In a good way.
But really? Purple prose? That pretty ensures my disinterest. The plot twists you mentioned I could hand when done well, but not if they're buried in custard-like writing. Moving shelves, I think.
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Jan 30, 2012 04:34pm
rameau wrote: "That Friends photoset kills me. In a good way.
But really? Purple prose? That pretty ensures my disinterest. The plot twists you mentioned I could hand when done well, but not if they're buried i..."
Haha, I love it. There's really a friends gif or photoset for every occasion. Yes, the writing and the grammar are what killed it for me. Even with my breaking point, I would have been continually pissed, but I would have kept making an attempt to finish.
Here's a paragraph from a review on librarything.com as an example:
But it was exceedingly difficult to get past the voice the author used for Temple, and of a significant part of the narration as well. Consider the following passage, which comes after the [spoiler removed], when Temple’s on the run and comes to a river, where she washes, and she’s described as being “like a tiny despoiled innocent washing away the marks of her ruin, dunking her head under the baptismal fount of heaven, and rising up again with the pink of her flesh beginning to show through the mask of putrefaction.”
The entire book was written like that.
Jan 30, 2012 05:21pm
Wouldn't be that bad if it were occasional glimpses into the character's psyche, but the whole book? ...No. Just no. Katinki might enjoy such things, but not I.
Jan 30, 2012 05:31pm
In my opinion it only serves to confuse people into thinking they're reading great writing when they are not.
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