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Touchstone by Laurie R. King
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Mar 01, 08

bookshelves: itallwentwrong

I normally adore Laurie King, but the shifting point of view in this book drove me crazy, to the point where I got so angry I didn't want to finish the book. It was written in 3rd person omniscient, so we could leap between people's heads, but it was so jarring every time, I felt like I never got the chance to care for anyone (or hate the bad guys.) Maybe I'll try it again sometime, but it just troubled me.
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Peggy I have to agree. I don't think she successfully juggled the competing points of view: it was frustrating to catch a glimpse of what a character might be and then have that fade away into the background and the thread dropped. I wanted to really like this book but I didn't, I forced myself to finished it and was still disappointed in the pacing and the internal logic of this suspense novel. Perhaps a more rigorous editing could have saved this one from mediocrity.

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