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Omnipresent Occultation by Caldon Mull
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it was ok

This is an entry into this self-published fantasy blog-off competition, in which I read 30 self-published fantasy novels and put them into a bracket.

I couldn't finish this book. The grammar, etc, was pretty good for a self-published novels. There were no grammatical errors that made me cringe, which is something to be said for self-pubbed novels. That said, I got through 40%, realized that I have no idea what the heck I just read, and decided to call it a day.

I think perhaps I stood at a disadvantage in starting this book, because from the synopsis, it feels like this is a "stand alone" in a series? Honestly, it didn't feel like it. I felt like I was dropped into a bar after suffering amnesia and was forced to follow a couple of people around while they did their stuff. What "their stuff" was is still yet unknown to me, after having ready 40% of the book. That's why I quit. I don't do this lightly, because, again, this is a competition in which self-published authors try to get some publicity and attention, and in participating in this, I feel obliged to give it my full attention. In any other situation, I would have stopped after 10 pages.

I still don't know what the plot is. The dialogue are words that didn't really make much sense to me, because, again, I don't know what the plot is; there is no context. There are people who are doing things. Boring things. There's a lot of talking, and some magic, and that is pretty much all I can glean from what I have read.

I have OCD. It's not severe, but it's to the extent that, when I was in school, I could read a book I love ridiculously fast and remember almost every word, but I couldn't read a textbook in which I wasn't interested for shit. I would read the paragraph in the textbook over and over again, without comprehending what I read. That's the situation here.

My best wishes to the author for an ambitious, though confusing, attempt.
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August 9, 2018 – Shelved

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message 1: by Mark (new)

Mark Lawrence For those interested, you can find out more about the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off contest here:

message 2: by Lukasz (new)

Lukasz Fair review, thanks.

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