Pig’s Foot by Carlos Acosta
Focused on the sexual exploits of racist, sexist, and the entire field of negative –ism available with little character clarity. [Translated]
The Boleyn Deceit by Laura Anderson
Faux historical novel needed a genealogical chart since it was difficult to determine who was who, especially when titles were involved. There were no sympathetic characters.
Lookaway, Lookaway by Wilton Barnhardt
Focused on the antics of Greeks on campus. Not enough development of the characters internal life. I lost interest after a couple chapters.
Dangerously Bound by Eden Bradley
Tie them up, tie them down, lack of character development abounds!
Hollywood in Heels by Charity Gaye Finnestad
Some great bits marred by an inconsistent memoir lacking timeframe references. Personal worth defined by sex and alcohol consumption with very little self-disclosure.
Our Picnics in the Sun by Morag Joss
Story ruined by the prologue “article.” Narrative leaps around without clarification. There is some delightful prose muddled by the mundane.
The Sixteenth of June by Maya Lang
Hints of brilliance overwhelmed by meandering storyline. Author hints that this book is emulating another author’s style, which is never recommended.
Thornlost by Melanie Rawn
Author assumed that the reader had read the previous novels and did not provide enough back-story for the first-time reader. Needed map and terminology glossary, though the list of characters helpful. Continuation of a series.
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