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message 1: by Canadian (new)

Canadian Terrific review, Peter. You articulate your reservations really well, and give good examples. I wonder what that bidding war was all about. What did they see here, I wonder.


message 2: by Peter (new)

Peter Boyle Canadian wrote: "Terrific review, Peter. You articulate your reservations really well, and give good examples. I wonder what that bidding war was all about. What did they see here, I wonder."

Thanks, CR. Dystopian fiction is incredibly popular these days, I don't really understand the reason why. I saw glimpses of a good book here but not enough for me to fully recommend it.


message 3: by Dolors (new)

Dolors A very articulated review that draws a clear picture of what to expect from this book. Thanks, Peter.


message 4: by Peter (new)

Peter Boyle Dolors wrote: "A very articulated review that draws a clear picture of what to expect from this book. Thanks, Peter."

Thank you, Dolors. I hope I wasn't too harsh on this book but I just expected so much more from it. I do think Megan Hunter has talent and I will be interested to see what she does next.


message 5: by Helen (new)

Helen I don't know if they're still made of the same material but when I was younger you could put crisp packets on a baking tray in the oven for about 3 mins and they'd come out as tiny, perfect miniaturized versions. I think its a very evocative metaphor but of you don't understand the reference its prob a bit odd!


message 6: by Peter (new)

Peter Boyle Helen wrote: "I don't know if they're still made of the same material but when I was younger you could put crisp packets on a baking tray in the oven for about 3 mins and they'd come out as tiny, perfect miniatu..."

Thank you Helen - it's making a bit more sense to me now!


message 7: by Cheri (new)

Cheri Wonderful review, Peter! I am so glad you included some of the quotes you did that show how the writing wanders down the road from lovely to ... huh? This was a difficult one for me to rate!


message 8: by Kevin (new)

Kevin Ansbro I'm in total agreement, Peter. Flashes of poetic sublimity, but the narrative succumbed to an overabundance of ungainly word play.


message 9: by Peter (new)

Peter Boyle Cheri wrote: "Wonderful review, Peter! I am so glad you included some of the quotes you did that show how the writing wanders down the road from lovely to ... huh? This was a difficult one for me to rate!"

Thank you Cheri, and I'm glad we're on the same page with this one. Some of those metaphors had me scratching my head!


message 10: by Peter (new)

Peter Boyle Kevin wrote: "I'm in total agreement, Peter. Flashes of poetic sublimity, but the narrative succumbed to an overabundance of ungainly word play."

Thanks, Kevin. "Ungainly wordplay" is a great way of putting it. I think there is a worthy story buried somewhere in those sentences, but the writing style just put me off.


message 11: by Richard (new)

Richard I remember reading the crisp packet line and thinking that it was going to be wasted on anyone who didn't fall within quite a precise age bracket!


message 12: by Peter (new)

Peter Boyle Richard wrote: "I remember reading the crisp packet line and thinking that it was going to be wasted on anyone who didn't fall within quite a precise age bracket!"

I guess it just went straight over my head Richard!


message 13: by Natalie (new)

Natalie I completely agree with your well articulated review. This was a great idea but I wasn't a fan of the way it was executed.


message 14: by Peter (new)

Peter Boyle Natalie wrote: "I completely agree with your well articulated review. This was a great idea but I wasn't a fan of the way it was executed."

Thanks, Natalie. I thought it was an interesting concept too, but I just couldn't get on board with the way the story was told.


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