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The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
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Jan 29, 2011

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bookshelves: fantasy, fiction, young-adult
Read in February, 2011

Imaginative story with potential to be really good, but the execution is off. The plot is interesting enough, but there are a lot of problems with the prose, which manages to be at once riddled with cliches and full of examples of an author trying too hard to come up with original metaphors. Scott also doesn't seem to know how to integrate back story with the rest of the plot (or at least, make it so the transition to back story isn't really clunky), and the dialogue is often just not very good. I like it enough to read the next book, so we'll see if there's any improvement.

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