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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Whatcha (not) Reading Wednesday

I'm having a really hard time with the book I'm attempting to read. It's got a great premise, and the author is quite popular. Its publisher is huge. The problem? I'm not sure--other than it appears to be poorly edited (lots of passive prose and repetitive phrases), the author headhops from one character's point of view to another from one paragraph to the next (not in itself a deal breaker, because Nora changes POV quite often and I'm always into her stories), and then there's the backstory. God, the backstory. I do like to have a wellrounded character I can really get to know. Thing is, I'd rather get to know them one at a time, and a little at a time as the story progresses. In this book, the author seems bent on introducing us to the characters' entire extended families--and I think I know why. This book is a Free Read. I'm wondering if it wasn't written solely to suck readers into these other characters and their stories. Not a bad marketing plan, really. But it needs to be done well.

Because honestly, I've got a lot of other things to do with my time (doesn't everyone?). And it's a whole lot easier to justify deleting a free ebook and moving on to something better, than it is with one I've paid for.

Piper Denna
Romance is sexy!

1 comment:

Sutton Fox said...

Well said! What a let down. :(