I forced myself to finish this book because, surely, I thought it would have some mind blowing twist or ending.....moreMeh. Or another word could be "boring"
I forced myself to finish this book because, surely, I thought it would have some mind blowing twist or ending.. Well.............................................................................................it didn't happen. I won't post a play by play here-everyone else does that-it would be a redundant waste of time. I've enjoyed many other books by Simmons, Drood comes to mind and I generally like long drawn out suspense/horror novels and nautical books too but this was just ridiculous on many levels. (less)
I'm not sure how to start this review-this book gave me insanely mixed feelings. Hated the main character-liked the story. First of all the so called...moreI'm not sure how to start this review-this book gave me insanely mixed feelings. Hated the main character-liked the story. First of all the so called 29 year old used to be blind girl has the wit of a snarky late night tv host and yet the brains (common sense) and emotional intelligence of an earthworm. Actually, I think earth worms could figure out a lot more than she did. Maybe the author was over explaining through the mc's stupidity?? I HATED the name/label dropping through out the book and the whole premise came across as a little too Sookie Stackhouse. (i like Sookie Stackhouse btw) And she had an unbelievably fast emotional and getting her-life-together-after-being-100%-sheltered recovery. Seriously. She got her life back together just months after 1) losing her parents 2) gaining sight for the first time in her life. She sold everything. She learned a trade. She bought a building and opened a store. All within mere months of a crazy shock and change. That said, the story was very entertaining and although the voice of the main character was gratingly annoying I did enjoy the romp. I do wish there were unattractive people in this book. Why is everyone so unbelievable perfection? A little depth would be nice. Also the "I'll tell you later's" we're getting so out of hand that by the time he told her, we already knew what was going to be told. But I must say that I was still engrossed in the story. If the story hadn't grabbed me as it did this would have been a no star simply based on the characters whiny, vain, label dropping ignorance. Maybe the author wrote it with a tv series in mind?? I think I will like this author after a few more books. If you're looking for a brainless read that is fast paced and you like the vamp/werewolf thing you could give this a try. (less)
Disturbing on so many levels. Should be titled "propaganda fish" you could not pay me to read this to my child! You might as well tell your kid that i...moreDisturbing on so many levels. Should be titled "propaganda fish" you could not pay me to read this to my child! You might as well tell your kid that in order for them to be liked and have friends that they must be exactly like everyone else. They cannot have or be anything different. No one will like them if they are. Seriously??!! What if my kid has down syndrome? What are the other kids supposed to do?!! I can think of a million other ways to illustrate sharing and kindness. This book is just disgusting. And I'm not even a Republican!! (less)