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The Journeyman by Michael Alan Peck
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Let me start by staying, this book started brilliantly. The plot, the character development and descriptions were so well developed I felt like I actually knew them all personally. Then I got about halfway through and I just sort of lost interest. It all just got so far-fetched and disjointedly complex that I spent more time trying to figure out what was going on than actually enjoying the book.

That being said, the writing was excellent. I loved the characters – Porter and Po (the monk) were just fantastic, Annie started out great, but tapered off drastically towards the end. However, I think this was due more to my thoughts/ perceptions of the overall book. Please don’t get me wrong, there is a lot that happens in this book – almost too much to be honest. There were just so many characters, and so much going on that it was all I could do to just keep up. Characters coming in and out constantly, in and out, in and out, it was exhausting. And there was just so many tangents and ideas that I never quite knew which was the book was ultimately going – I’m still not sure if this was leading anywhere or if it’s something to set up for a later book or if the book is just desperately crying out for a good editor.

I won’t go into specifics, as I don’t appreciate spoilers, I enjoyed this book, I just didn’t love it. I was really intrigued by the overall concept of the book, and I know others have rated it a full 5 stars, but for me this just missed the mark.
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Reading Progress

June 26, 2016 – Shelved
June 26, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
July 14, 2016 – Started Reading
July 14, 2016 – Shelved as: first-reads
July 14, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016-books-read
July 14, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
July 15, 2016 –
45.0%
July 16, 2016 – Finished Reading

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Brittany I had a lot of the same sentiments


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