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The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
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May 24, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: good-riddance, overrated

I can't even finish this piece of crap book; it's so juvenile it's insulting. Clearly Eleanor Brown just took some extended writing class and thinks she's an author because she's using every cliche and plot technique to prolong a story that's just not interesting. Here are the reasons I know she's an amateur writer: 1) She includes insignificant details that are supposed to make her characters round but really have nothing at all to do with the characters - why is it important to talk about someone looking at a goddamn dishtowel? 2) One of the characters is pregnant and OMG! what a GREAT way to move plot along ... the story grows along with the baby and the end of story will culminate with a baby being born. (That's sarcasm). So, so, so unoriginal and not very taxing on an author to come up with a different way to propel plot. 3) How realistic is it that a father, as obsessed as he is with Shakespeare, talks almost entirely in Bardlanguage? 4) Not a single book is named although the characters are constantly reading. Would it hurt to have them read a Bronte?

The sisters are stupid, not weird. Each is more mentally challenged than the next, making decisions that aren't well-thought out and have landed them in this shitty situation in the first place. No wonder they hate each other. I don't even know them as characters (thanks to amateur writing) and I don't like them.

Ugh. Good riddance and go back to the hell from whence you came! (i.e. return to whatever MFA program spewed this book out)
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Judy Yarborough I agree the lack of plot was a real turn-off

Talk about self absorbed people!

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