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message 1: by Paul (new)

Paul O'Neill So much potential that just gets squandered. Shame as I thought it had one of the best premises for a book I've read in a long time. Just failed to deliver. Good review and I completely agree.


aPriL does feral sometimes Thank you for your comments, Paul.


message 3: by Brian (new)

Brian Anfauglir So agree. "Textathons until silly o'clock"? Who talks like that?


message 4: by Paul (new)

Paul O'Neill It's rare when you can recall the exact instant a book turned from a decent book to a mediocre one. A certain scene with a lamppost done it for me here!


aPriL does feral sometimes It was like someone else wrote the last half of the book. Like you Paul, I felt it was clear as glass when it changed to awful writing from one moment to the next, between the end of one chapter and the end of the next.

Something REALLY odd happened in the writing of this book!


aPriL does feral sometimes Brian wrote: "So agree. "Textathons until silly o'clock"? Who talks like that? "

I am not young, but even I thought, what teens talk like this? It seemed to me this is a nerdy writer imitating what he thinks natural teenage slang is like. 'Silly' just does not belong in being used like that. Maybe it was something teens in the Netherlands said? IDK.


[Name Redacted] I'm glad I'm not alone in this. Such a disappointment.

And as someone who works with adolescents, NO-ONE talks like that.


aPriL does feral sometimes [Name Redacted] wrote: "I'm glad I'm not alone in this. Such a disappointment.

And as someone who works with adolescents, NO-ONE talks like that."


I still wonder what happened to the writing, even now, months later. Such a great horror concept trashed!


message 9: by Andreas (new)

Andreas Henriksson Entirely agree with this review. I got the impression that the end was just written to follow through on an idea for a social commentary, for which the author sacrifices all characters and in-world logic. In the first half, the author wants to lure the reader in before he will make this (rather uninteresting) commentary. Turns out, he is rather much better at luring readers in (as authors of fiction tend to be) and perhaps should tune down his need to make social statements.


aPriL does feral sometimes Thank you for your comment, Andreas.


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