This books is a great bullshit magnifier. It's great for people who haven't had the time to read a lot of books. Or, who have read wayTo the Readers:
This books is a great bullshit magnifier. It's great for people who haven't had the time to read a lot of books. Or, who have read way too many crappy ones. A great way to distinguish between what's good and bad.
As a reader who is mentally caution upon diving into new books, I have seen majority of these mistakes on published books. If you're the kind of reader who has the logic sense disease, you know, the one that forces you to stop reading because there is too much bullshit in the novel. Then you probably also have the side effect of losing interest in a book more often then it having the chance of grabbing your attention.
This proves you have the awesome power of finding bullshit in published books, if you do, reading this won't open any awe-inspiring third eye. You have probably stumbled on all these silly mistakes in your reading journey.
Th examples given to us were overly-exaggerated and sarcastic, but they did well to ridiculously point out ways to avoid adding more mistakes into a novel. Some of the examples were over the top and unbelievable, but what was worst that it was unbelievably used by published authors.
Some reviewer didn't like the idea that the examples given to us were witty and exaggerated and far off from anything realistic. But, the way they were exaggerated only gives you a insight to the silliness of the mistakes you find subtly sliding into a novel's work. As I said before, a great bullshit magnifier.
If you're the latter reader, who has never been able to find any flaws in any books or perhaps you're confused why a book you had read with gleeful excitement only ended up letting you down in the later chapters, then this would be a great read for you. This book will give you a great insight why books you have read few years ago will have a bad taste now when reread.
p.s: It's late now, but I'll edit this crap later. Cheers :) ...more
The last book was sort of a let down. The pace of the book was quite similar to the 2nd book of the trilogy, starting out slow and dragging it out to The last book was sort of a let down. The pace of the book was quite similar to the 2nd book of the trilogy, starting out slow and dragging it out to not-very-satisfying ending. I really loved the work Devon Monk did into her world, it was quite amazing and very different from the pile of books I have been reading through, but the time-traveling and changes that came with it was a bit to much.
It was heart breaking to know we lost all our friends and character that we had connected with the past two books and to know the world we have been reading and learning about is gone to be replaced with a world with different rules, people and friends.
The ending of the book was't very satisfying as it took three books for our main character to finally get face to face with our villain and the rushed happy ending wasn't all unicorns and candy feeling for me.
ps: I liked Abraham from the first book better. :<...more
I pretty much had to force myself to finish this because I hate leaving a book half way. I did not like any of the characters in this book. I did not I pretty much had to force myself to finish this because I hate leaving a book half way. I did not like any of the characters in this book. I did not understand our MC's motive or thoughts. The story was badly written, it was chaotic, disorganized and confusing to read. Lots of question were unanswered which might be left for the second book. Our main character, Genevieve Taylor is playing a part detective in finding out who murdered Mr. October's girlfriend. She is not even a Detective, so why did someone use up a debt to ask her for help? She kind of sucks at it.
Genny did strange things without seeming to think about the consequence. Which is strange for someone who knows the rules of her world and is out there working at her Spellcracking.com (why the .com?). She let's the first vampire that she stumbled upon, who seems to be strong enough to mind-block another human, drink her blood. Really? is that necessary? I didn't like how people seem to be pushing her around. I really hated Finn from the start, he was like an annoying sticky gum that you couldn't get rid off, and Toni was even much worse.
Genny took an advice of a teenager, who researches about vampires online, on how to interrogate a vampires. (That just shows how competent our MC was at her work). The plot was weak and barely holding on with all the flaws. The only reason I actually finished the book was thanks to Malik, I was interested for a change to see a eastern Vampire in a book and I was curious to know who the heck Rosa was, again not clearly answered....more