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Dandelions in the Garden by Charlie Courtland
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Jan 09, 11

did not like it
bookshelves: unfinished, historical

TYPOS!!! I couldn't get past the first 60 or so pages of this book because of the HORRIBLE, GLARING typos! Not to mention the bizarre switch from first person present tense to first person past tense within a sentence. I am actually quite interested in the story of Elizabeth Bathory, and was looking forward to this novel, but could not handle the horrible, HORRIBLE typos. The book itself looked cheap, too. And this was NOT an Advanced Readers' Copy or a galley or anything--it was purchased from SHAMEFUL!

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Melissa Oh my Lord - this book! I too was looking forward to this but I just couldn't finish it. I struggled to about the 250 page mark then threw it down in disgust when she had the characters sipping Bourbon for God's sake. Not only is the editing poor (non-existent actually) but the original writing is terrible - flat, immature and severely lacking in basic creative vocabulary. I don't know what she was doing in her creative writing classes but it wasn't paying attention to the instructor. and the sixteenth-century Bourbon swilling Hungarians wasn't the only glaring historical error but at least the others were just hilariously stupid. Blech.

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