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I liked the idea of the story and was eager to ...
on 20 January 2016
I must admit I'm hovering between 2 or 3 stars for this one.
I liked the idea of the story and was eager to see how it all unfolded; there were parts of the book that I flew through and was eager to see what happened next.
Unfortunately I found the constant descriptions of the town and it's layout incredibly boring and struggled to see it in my mind's eye. There was a LOT of repetition around jumping walls and fences and various body parts hurting. There was far too much internal monologue from the main character, which ruined the flow of the book for me. (I understand that the main character is by himself for most of the book, but there must have been a better way!)
A lot of people have criticised the 'methods' by which characters were murdered of going to be murdered - but for these sorts of books I think it has to be a little beyond belief otherwise it would be pretty mundane.
Again, a lot of people have criticised the ending. I have to say I agree - it was far too rushed and left a few loose ends that I would have like to have had answered. I had a inkling of what was going to happen at the end, part of that comes from having read a lot of books like it and part comes from the 'twist' not being particularly well concealed. (To me that doesn't mean just not mentioning it, it means actively concealing it and throwing the read red herrings.)
Having now typed my review; I am going for a 2* review. I'm sorry - it just wasn't good enough even though I really wanted it to be.