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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
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Apr 03, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: random-shelf, chick-lit

Besides the obvious and cringe inducing Twilight basis this book was founded on, it lacked some rather important concepts of storytelling: namely character development, character exposition, oh and character. These one dimensional wooden boards of mish mashed concepts of human interest (yoga and rowing and green eyes and beige wearing and economically savvy and/or dna specialists do not count for personality) never gave you any reason to really care.

Let's get to the particulars: Egregious writing. No consistency on motivations in the book. Nothing of any interest on any character. Seemingly random plot points. Evil vampire shows up because somehow he knows a vampire and a witch like each other. However, across the ocean, apparently a witch and demon can have a baby and no one bats an eye. Bad vampire from the past drops in, gives some strange perverse kiss in the forest only to prattle about destroying another vampire without reason. Some strange power hungry brother shows up, really does nothing of consequence, then leaves again. This was just a disaster of pointlessness. I don't get it, I didn't like it, and anyone who calls this 'adult twilight' can't tell a decent writer from a mad libber.
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Reading Progress

April 3, 2011 – Shelved
April 10, 2011 – Started Reading
April 18, 2011 – Shelved as: random-shelf
April 18, 2011 – Shelved as: chick-lit
April 18, 2011 – Finished Reading

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