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The Offering by Joanne Clancy
The Offering by Joanne Clancy
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1.0 out of 5 stars I disagree, 3 Dec 2013
Without any desire to be rude, I note the other reviewers are women, which may have something to do with their extraordinary bias. I frequently wonder how books can attract such polar opposites of opinion but for me, this is one of them. The writing is wooden, not remotely gripping, as alleged elsewhere and it borders on the surreal. I fought through barely a quarter of the book, fully expecting a blinding conversion based on the flowing praise from other critics but alas, it did not improve. The first chapter, involving Sofia's "abduction" uses language that is so unreal, describes behaviour that is equally unlikely and left me feeling astounded anyone could offer up prose like this and… Read more