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A vapid but easy read,
This review is from: Vinyl Demand (Quick Reads) (Paperback)
The title, 'Vinyl Demand' is clever and the book is just the right length for the plot - it's neither too drawn out or too rushed. However, I have nothing more positive to say about it.
Vinyl Demand seems to aim for a down-to-earth voice and in some ways it achieves this, making it a good 'snapshot' of life in the city. The style irritated me with its habit of describing every single action taken by the characters in detail, slowing down the story with unnecessary clutter, as though the author knew she didn't have much to write but wanted to publish it as a stand-alone.
But it's a very short book with big print; easy to read in an hour or two. I didn't find it especially interesting, feeling it wandered too far into the realm of cliche and melodrama. Rather than being an adult read, it may appeal to younger teens or bored people in hospital waiting rooms.
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Initial post: 4 Oct 2008 17:04:28 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Oct 2008 17:17:03 BDT
This is a QUICK READ for the BASIC SKILLS AGENCY.
The aim of this series is to provide entertaining reads which are accessible to everyone
and do not contain too much complex vocabulary and figurative language.
Possibly, the above reviewer who found this to be 'vapid' was not aware of the educational aims
of the Quick Reads Series and should look for a more challenging and literary read.
I read this novel with a reading group and we all enjoyed the gentle humour and found
the characters to be very likable, resilient and upbeat.
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