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2.0 out of 5 stars Are people reading the same book as me?, 29 Sept. 2011
This review is from: Entangled (Paperback)
First of all, I bought this book on the strength of Hancock's other books. I thought it would add a fictional narrative to his non-fictional ideas, themes and motives of his books. The premise is actually quite good, it is the structure and style that infuriates me.

Hancock is English. But in this book he writes for a clearly American audience, not only the spellings "mom", but the dumbed down general vocabulary he uses. I understand he is trying to be stylised, but it just doesn't work. Also horrendous and frequent "phonetic devices" such as "WOOMPH" and "CRASH" and words like that. It reminds me of Batman from the 60s.

Secondly he seems to be writing to target fans of Twighlight - with far too much description of naked muscular men. It is almost homoerotic at times.

The chapters must be written for people with 5 minute attention spans, all of them no more than 4 pages - I have never read a book which is structured like this. It horribly interrupts the flow of the book.

I really wanted to enjoy this book, but I found it embarassingly bad. Come on Graham you are far, far better than this rubbish.
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