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This review is from: Road to Paradise (Hardcover)I've read a few of Paullina's books now and undoubtedly she knows how to tell a tale. This book was enjoyable and, as with all of her books I've read, I raced through it. She paints the picture well of the 3 young women's experiences, thoughts and feelings on their journey cross country, with a real element of suspense. The plot is easy to follow, harrowing in parts but ultimately hopeful.
My one gripe is the dialogue between the characters on religion - these conversations (which took up page after page) were, in my opinion, a poorly disguised way of persuading the reader of Paullina's own beliefs.
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Initial post: 22 Sep 2010 21:15:00 BDT
I really enjoyed the discussions about religion. I disagree that it was a poorly disguised way of 'persuading' anybody of anything.
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H. Ashford says:
I also found the proselytising tedious - I thought it tok up far more space than needed for the story.
I don't know about it reflecting Simons' beliefs - if it did, she didn't do a very good job of it. You could drive a coach and horses through most of Candy's moral arguments, but self-absorbed, shallow and not-very-bright Gina was no match for the articulate and precocious Candy.
Personally, I thought that was the point - to show how obsessive Gina was; how she wouldn't let anything go, and yet refused to think her position through clearly when challenged. Candy was much the same, of course, she was better at defending her beliefs, but still unwilling to question herself.
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