I usually don't like things based on others previously used ideas, but this was amazing to read. It was well written and immersive, detailed and well...moreI usually don't like things based on others previously used ideas, but this was amazing to read. It was well written and immersive, detailed and well thought-through. In a way, it feels like Yeskov created his own world - the viewpoint was just so different. It was filled with original ideas and characters. In a way I love it just as much and maybe even more than Lord Of the Rings (hmm, can't say I love it more than the Silmarillion though :D), if these are even comparable. Yeskov told a great, heroic story. Loved it. Along with all the scientidic detail. (less)
One of the best I've read. Kept me wondering til the end and all characters seemed nice and real! Olive was a tricky personality to portray but I had...moreOne of the best I've read. Kept me wondering til the end and all characters seemed nice and real! Olive was a tricky personality to portray but I had no doubts from the beginning, that one of the masters of psychological crime would play more than well. It had everything - an interesting murderer, a wonderful detective and a tricky but not too tricky plot. Keeping it next to me as an example of very very very good crime fiction.(less)
somewhat predictable, but after all, it's not meant to be full of totally surprising twists. Reading this book, i suspected most of what was to come a...moresomewhat predictable, but after all, it's not meant to be full of totally surprising twists. Reading this book, i suspected most of what was to come and in some way, enjoyed it. All characters are developed pretty good. Though it's not exactly mystery, i found the suspense amazing. The feeling of paranoia it creates, conspiracies lurking everywhere... wow!(less)
I thought I wouldn't be so harsh, but what have I got to hide! The book wasn't good at all. Her writing lacked some style - don't know, maybe I'm just...moreI thought I wouldn't be so harsh, but what have I got to hide! The book wasn't good at all. Her writing lacked some style - don't know, maybe I'm just the classic cozy-books kinda type, but in terms of personal style and creating the feeling, Gerritsen was a bit too blank page for me. Terrifyng, yes, but too hard to believe. The murderer's point didn't really get across and I started thinking he was only there for provocating some feminism and showing how victim everyone else (all women were) was. I found Hoyt one of the likeable things, though. he didn't make any sense but he was an INTERESTING person, unlike Rizzoli, who was all pissed about herself being a female and everything happening because she was a female. The tampon was crossing the line. This would actually never happen in real life and I don't know why it should in a book. It could all be put together in just a few lines. "Women are so discriminated. Stop being men. women all victims in the end, even the whiny cop named Rizzoli." The crime was so overthought and I'd even say this book remains a bit pathetic in my memory. And I am sorry to say that. (less)
and it was a rip-off of my favorite author and I will now write an angry review completely forgetting about all kinds of mercy. seriously though, I wonder how his parents can be editors if they can't handle turning heir son down with this terrible copy-paste work.
A farmboy/a princess/a heroic tale? that of course being the very essence of his own dreams I assume, he wrote it down and he actually sold it and YES he was fifteen. Since when does being fifteen mean you can't actually have a little bit of a critical view on yourself, though?
now to the review. I remember I was more merciful to this when I was younger, maybe 11-13 years old. Then I would have said it was pretty bad but it had 2 characters I liked; Angela and Murtagh. But now, rereading that (well, trying to) I realized that they just had so little parts in the book that my own mind made them more interesting than they actually were. The miserable plot beneath the whole thing was the only original thing back then that i had found, but I hadn't (and still haven't) gotten my hands on Star Wars. so that bit was done already, too. Ok, others take inspiration and ideas as well - but they at least (mostly) try to hide it, soften it around the edges, make it their own and guess what, enjoying "our own" is what we are meant to enjoy while writing something. plus, I doubt he ever properly looked twice into using elves and dwarves and orcs... pardon, URGALS, in his works and instead making them very very different or something. I'm full of rage and i could write more, but I just don't have the time and energy to dedicate on this. SO not worth it - read this if you wan't to know what is not ethical to do for a fantasy writer. Also shouldn't this go under really really long fanfiction?(less)
quite boring and predictable. I found myself wondering if i write better than a published author. The story might have been great but it lacked the de...morequite boring and predictable. I found myself wondering if i write better than a published author. The story might have been great but it lacked the depth and i began to like the bad guy because he only had the depth to drag me in. The structure of the sentences was sometimes very monotonous and there was alot of "he did this, then this, and he did that". Great story, but dull writing. also read some other books by him and none of those were really good.(less)