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3.0 out of 5 stars
dark voyage, 2 Oct. 2009
This is a very ordinary book. Perfectly readable, but not really engaging. I found it almost a chore to bother to get to the end. The author wrote it - but no one makes you read it.
I have read other books by Furst and have found them all a bit like this - OK, but nothing special.
The other amateur reviews appear to bear this out.
In fact I find most of the new books I read (movies too) very flat, formulaic and predictable. Perhaps written with half an eye on a TV or movie script offshoot?? As if they were written by someone with no talent but a reasonable diploma in creative writing from an average college. Nothing wrong with them but you do think - why did he or she bother. I think money is the answer.
My main point is - professional reviews - looking at them you'd expect a book of exceptional quality - unputdownable - a cornucopia of wonderfulness. Do the pro reviewers have some other agenda, or are they simply incompetant?
My view is - both.