I would have given this a 2 1/2 stars if that had be possible. The book was fine. I liked some of the things she brought into the book, and how she haI would have given this a 2 1/2 stars if that had be possible. The book was fine. I liked some of the things she brought into the book, and how she handled it. I was most disappointed that she didn't imho complete the book. Why stop where she did?
I don't know anyone I would suggest read the book. If you love the time period it would be a nice additions to your understanding of it. Or at least a possible few of it....more
Yikes, and it is a yikes because it's blatantly vile. It's a rant in published form. I heard I was in it, and I guess the chuckle was worth the 99 cenYikes, and it is a yikes because it's blatantly vile. It's a rant in published form. I heard I was in it, and I guess the chuckle was worth the 99 cents. However if you looking for dark humor and suspense, featuring Tarot and a murder, you won't find it here. The humor isn't dark it's non-existent and it's has absolutely no suspense. It does have tarot and murder, but there really isn't a story at all. Someone else mentioned it seems like something you might write for yourself for some type of therapy, and that fits better then calling this a short story. Janet has shown a talent for writing, it's a shame she seems to have a problem playing with others.
I find it interesting that the main character keeps referring the red pill, when apparently she's not happy that she choose it. She keeps saying her reviews are honest, yet why be so angry and ugly at people if you really feel that you are. We get defensive when we are not living in our own truth. Seems to be a book that Janet is using to express her own frustration within the tarot community. Because that's what this story is, an expression of anger.
I gave it a single star because this isn't a story, and it on the edge of fiction. Hence why my review may seem like it's an autobiography. It's definitely autobiographical with a bit of wishful thinking(?), thrown in. I read dark fiction, I read short stories, this was a mix of a obnoxious terms with a few well written sentences. It's choppy, and as someone who enjoy sarcastic & even caustic wit, she misses completely. There is no rhythm to the prose. This story just gives voice to a real life tarot reviewer, who seems to wants to get back at people who didn't agree with the her or like her reviews.
As a sometimes green haired fatty with glasses who reads tarot, I wasn't offended, I can and do often laugh at myself, and human nature. I didn't give it 1 star because I was offended that she portrayed the tarot community in such a negative way. I gave it 1 star because that's what it actually deserved. So many pieces just seem to be put into the story to offend, not to make the story better. It deserves 1 star for it's quality of writing, it deserves to be pulled off of Amazon for being vile, aggressive, and threatening.
If your looking to read a somewhat autobiographical rate against others go for it, otherwise save your money....more