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Trolls in the Hamptons by Celia Jerome
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Nov 10, 10

bookshelves: 2010, dnf, urban-fantasy
Read from November 02 to 10, 2010

Sadly, DNF. Cute concept, started off promising, but the heroine was just a bit too neurotic for me and as the book went on, the writing got more stilted. The dialogue didn't sound natural, and even the first person narrative started having some issues. Plus, about 1/4 of the way through, a large area of info dump slowed the pacing considerably. I think I could have gotten past that if it had been smoothly written, but I needed the author to use contractions in her dialogue and narrative, to at least bring it into the 21st century and make it flow more naturally. Disappointing.

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22.0% "Once I hit large areas of dialogue, it's gotten harder to keep reading. The author needed to read her dialogue aloud. She uses very few contractions and the dialogue ends up sounding stilted and awkward. Makes the story less enjoyable."

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