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Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks
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Added 4/14/09. Read a while ago.

4/7/11
Sparks writing is sometimes cringe-inducing for me. Too amateurish. One of the GR members has referred to it as "maudlin, overly sentimental schmaltz". However the premise of the story is appealing and that's probably why it's so popular. A better writer might have handled it with more sophistication.
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That book seemed like a computer had a program and wrote it to me!


Joy H. Alice wrote: "That book seemed like a computer had a program and wrote it to me!"

How do you mean that, Alice? In what way did it seem like that?


Joy H. Kairee, thanks for the examples of the simplistic, lackluster writing style in this book.


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