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Jan Bird on Walking To Hollywood,
This review is from: Walking to Hollywood: Memories of Before the Fall (Hardcover)
I have to admit I gave up on this book after a couple of chapters just when he inserted a dream sequence quoting `insert a dream lose a reader' lol it probably would have been good if I could have stuck with it...just too clever by half for me. I hate to give up on a book!
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Initial post: 21 Mar 2012 18:14:15 GMT
Can`t fault your criticism of Self`s `dream` quote, but any review that includes the horrible, coy & usually meaningless `lol` loses my vote.
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Apr 2012 17:06:28 BDT
Heh! I use it when I am, or have, actually laughed out loud. :D
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Apr 2012 17:57:53 BDT
I`ll just about excuse you then! But don`t do it again...
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Apr 2012 11:23:18 BDT
I hate to say it but LOL! :D I shall make a note to myself to try harder with reviews, I am a tad inane and flippant most of the time.
Posted on 21 Jan 2013 20:10:07 GMT
Last edited by the author on 21 Jan 2013 20:13:11 GMT
Lol.... well I lasted a bit longer than you - I remember the line you quote. Rest assured, it doesn't get better, it gets worse. And since you seem to be receptive to other reviewers' opinions (as re "lol"), let me try mine on you: it's a big mistake to hate to give up on a book. If you're not getting anything out of it, drop it! There are way too many books about; and life, as you may have spotted, is short.
For the record, I'm not anti-Self: I like a lot about the way he writes. On top of that, I was on holiday in America, including LA, last summer and so when I saw this title I thought it looked quite promising. In fact however, I found it to be rambling tosh, exceptionally aimless and although I have a bad habit of not giving up on books nearly soon enough, I couldn't make it past mid-"Hollywood", even skimming like crazy.
And while I'm here, just in case Will reads the punters' comments on Amazon (you never know): Will, drop the novels and whatever this is supposed to be, and go back to what you do best: wacky shortish stories. Please!
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2013 22:38:10 GMT
I hope he doesn't read punters' comments, I wouldn't want to hurt his feelings! :)
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