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Lucy is 57% done
As Ernest Hemingway said, first drafts are shit. This reads like a first draft.
Nov 07, 2011 07:57AM
Hollowland (The Hollows, #1)

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Lucy is 88% done
Must finish. Must finish. Must finish... but oh god the romance makes me want to read less and less of it. Plus the motivation for the romance coming together is shoddy at best.
Nov 29, 2011 10:26AM
Hollowland (The Hollows, #1)

Lucy is 85% done
Nov 12, 2011 04:27AM
Hollowland (The Hollows, #1)

Lucy is 74% done
"I made it all the way here, and you're gonna try to look into it? I've gone all the way across the country, rescued a lion, escaped a cult, killed marauders, and fought a dozen zombies with my bare fricking hands! And you're gonna look into it?"

Wow, the author spelled out the ridiculousness of all this and still didn't think to backtrack and edit.
Nov 07, 2011 03:17PM
Hollowland (The Hollows, #1)

Lucy is 52% done
"Harlow couldn't aim at all, so I positioned myself directly in front of her." lol, a thirteen year old with a gun can't aim so you stand in front of her when the zombie's come. Dude, take the gun away from her.
Nov 06, 2011 08:53AM
Hollowland (The Hollows, #1)

Lucy is 49% done
Someone got attacked by a zombie and said she wasn't bitten. The leader said they'd check everyone for bites when they get back.

Book: This is a nice place for relationship defining drama.
Lucy: But what about checking for those zombie bites?
Book: Please, bitch, look at the dramaz and forget the bites.
Lucy: It's a zombie book -- I cannot forget the bite.
Book: Damnit. Well, try to be surprised.
Nov 06, 2011 08:29AM
Hollowland (The Hollows, #1)

Lucy is 35% done
The main character is so vague. I've never read a story written from the POV of a character so hollowed out. Even Bella Swan, who was open enough for most girls to insert themselves, had a more distinct personality.
Nov 06, 2011 04:30AM
Hollowland (The Hollows, #1)

Lucy is 25% done
When you introduce a random lion who becomes your main character's pet remember that you have probably used up your quotient of ridiculous for the story -- preferably before you introduce a rockstar traveling companion.
Oct 30, 2011 11:29AM
Hollowland (The Hollows, #1)

Lucy is 10% done
So far fucked up than vs. then once and used the word 'hella.' I was expecting it to be worse... Low expectations for the win.
Oct 28, 2011 03:45PM
Hollowland (The Hollows, #1)

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message 1: by Kereesa (new) - added it

Kereesa Hahah, every comment you post I just get more and more depressed about having to read this one eventually. Though the fact there's a tiger? somehow in it does peek my interest..

Lucy There's a lion actually, but at one point there's a couple dozen tigers. The plot is very much everything and then the kitchen sink. I expect dancing munchkins to enter stage right just to fill some pages.

message 3: by Kereesa (new) - added it

Kereesa Sounds like the worst B movie I've ever heard of, was she going for a parody of the genre or just plain over the top ridiculousness? Let me know if those munchkins ever arrive :P

Lucy I wish it was a parody! It would actually be much better. I think she went over the top because she forced herself to just keep writing and writing and writing without any clear path for the story to follow. Sort of like "It's too early for the protaganist to get anywhere near her goals, let's have her bump into a cult leader now to take up some pages."

message 5: by Kaia (new)

Kaia I dunno, I'd think dancing munchkins would at least be entertaining.

Lucy Only if they go full out with top hats and canes.

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Kaia We represent the Lollipop Guild...

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