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Good concept, not so great execution,
This review is from: The Looking Glass Wars (Paperback)
When I first saw this book the premise of the whole thing had me quite excited. The first couple of chapters were pretty decent too. However, the deeper I got into the book the more distant the story became. It just didn't work for me. I have respect for Frank but I think it shows that he is primarily a screenwriter and not a novelist. His grasp of viewpoint is pretty slack throughout and the writing style is static and becomes a distraction over time.
The portrayal of the characters also didn't impress me much. Hatter M just didn't seem to belong in this story. I'm all for trying to freshen up old ideas but I think this story needed to be thought about much more before it was published. It's not terrible, but it could have been something really amazing if better editorial advice was given and the author had thought more about his world, characters and writing style.
Don't believe the hype, this isn't a patch on Lewis Carroll's original.