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Somber Island by T. Lynne Tolles
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Oct 03, 11

did not like it
Read on October 03, 2011

It appears to me that authors are rushing their work these days. By rushing they leave us with sub standard material that is inconsistent and sloppy. I don't want to be served a hot dog when I asked for steak! What I like about this particular book were the original story line and the gothic era it was set in. That's where my likes begin and end. What I didn't like is a much longer list. First, the main character, Phoebe is Scottish but I never once saw that she spoke like she was. In, fact the dialogue of all the characters was stiff and a bit too modern for the time setting. Second, the characters had unrealistic reactions to some extremely traumatic events. Third, elements were introduced into the story with out adding any substance to it. They were thrown in simply to just move the story along. The predictability was laughable. By the end of the book, the story had taken on an "eye rolling and so very cheesy" turn for the worst.
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message 1: by Lisa (new) - rated it 1 star

Lisa Totally agree. This was obviously thrown together quickly & parts of it made no sense. Would not read another of this authors books.


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