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Devastated by R.L. Mathewson
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it was ok
bookshelves: avoid-author, impossible-to-read-finish, death-by-monologue

First time trying this writer. Definitely the last. Mediocre writing at best. Forced humour that wasn’t funny. The storyline had a LOT of potential which the writer didn’t even go close to developing. It felt like traversing a maze blindfolded.

Often times a new chapter started with a new scene and there’d be no correlation to judge if it was the same day/ the next day/ another time in the future. How did the past scene end or what was the outcome of the last conversation. Abrupt writing style and the incessant way in which the H continuously kept calling the h with the wrong name got old. There were atleast 200 different surnames that the writer filled in. If the h was addressed by the H, he’d use a different surname each time in the same sentence. It got old, repetitive and a lazy way to add to word count.

I could put out more venom but I’m mad at myself for reading one bad book after the other. And the reviews at GR seem to be paid-for and extremely misleading.
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Finished Reading
October 28, 2019 – Shelved
October 28, 2019 – Shelved as: impossible-to-read-finish
October 28, 2019 – Shelved as: avoid-author
October 28, 2019 – Shelved as: death-by-monologue

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