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The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle)
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle)
by Patrick Rothfuss
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

5 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible writing, 24 Nov. 2013
Like others I bought this book on the basis of so many rave reviews. Maybe the story and characters are interesting, but I will never find out because I can't get past the inept writing style evidenced in the first few chapters. Works which include sentences like the following should not be published, in my opinion:

'Bast gave him a speechless, horrified look.'

'Closing the door behind himself, Bast's expression was worried.'

Unfortunately I bought this full-price on the high street. Next time I reach for a fantasy novel I will read the first few pages before purchasing. And it won't be by Patrick Rothfuss!


Wormwood
Wormwood
by G.P. Taylor
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Editing calamity, 15 Aug. 2007
This review is from: Wormwood (Paperback)
Just to add to what others have written: I find it astonishing that such a respected publishing house allows something so loosely written to go out under its imprint. The character point of view changes several times per chapter, virtually as soon as someone new enters the room. This is highly confusing to the reader, and is a very basic authorial (and editing) error.


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