D. S. Thalenberg

"Bread in the Bone"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 60% (6 of 10)
Location: England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,627,781 - Total Helpful Votes: 6 of 10
Enhanced by Ben Brown
Enhanced by Ben Brown
The characters in this book have no development, and are as rounded and interesting as the figures in a game. The main character goes from whining office drone to superhero with barely a thought, and with a complete change of outlook. There is no movement, only the author's need for a hero. The villain is, as far as I can tell, a standard cackling psychopath and supervillain. I could not get halfway through the book before losing interest and patience and removing it from my Kindle.
The author needs considerably more practice, and fewer videogames.
The Scars of Ambition (The Cumerian Unraveling #1) by Jason Letts
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, 30 Jun 2014
The interactions between characters were annoying and divisive, and I quickly lost interest.
The Distort Arc: Cape High Books 1-4 (Cape High Se&hellip by R.J. Ross
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This describes a world of superheroes, and the game of villains and heroes. The stories are full of humour, well-told through alternating viewpoints and frequent "breaking the fourth wall" jokes. The reader is quickly drawn into the characters and their relationships.

My only quibble is that the author has a few serious grammar quirks and some odd blind spots. For example, a villain called "The Procurer". Now, the author means that the villain obtains people and things for whomever pays, but "Procurer" generally means "Pimp", as in brothel keeper or seller of the services of prostitutes. No one, villain or hero, would go around with the name… Read more

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