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The Black Tattoo by Sam Enthoven
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Dec 15, 08

Read in December, 2008

Looking over the other reviews for this book, I can identify with both sides. Part of me really wants to like this book and there are parts of the book that are really likeable. The other part of me was ssooooo bored with the whole thing. The characters were poorly developed. Who was Jack? Why would he follow his best friend to Hell? What about Esme? Why should any reader care about someone she knows nothing about? The plot dragged on and on - 500+ pages. Really? But then there were the Chinj which I loved and the unique description of hell and the gladiators. That was entertaining. I was not thrilled with the obvious plug for the author's religious (or lack thereof) beliefs, but he did a great job of creating a fantasy world. Read it if you are desparate for some YA fantasy and this is all you have in a snowstorm- that is the best I can offer.
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Reading Progress

12/13/2008 page 430
85.49% "blaaahhhh"

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