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Reads like a police report of a crime scene,
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This review is from: The Detective's Daughter (Kindle Edition)
Shame, I was looking forward to this book. But the writing style is not for me. As others have said in previous reviews, the characters are under-developed, and I cannot get to like or care about any of them. I am also confused by odd sentences being thrown in at inappropriate places and breaking the flow of the narrative. The descriptions read like a report rather than helping to build a picture for the reader - do we really need to know that Terry's chin was scented with Gilette series aftershave splash cool wave and his hair smelt of Boots anti dandruff shampoo for men? Good writing is about giving just enough away to trigger the reader's own imagination.....this sounds more like the author was paid for advertising already well known brand names.
Sorry, I don't like to give bad reviews, and on the few occasions I have, it is usually when I have just made the painful decision that enough is enough. Sadly, I have reached that point.
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Initial post: 12 Sep 2013 12:08:14 BDT
V. Hannides says:
I don't normally judge a book by one persons review, but your comments about the makes of toiletries was enough for me! I hate that sort of sloppy writing. Just read a book in which the narrator gave pointless descriptions of her house including that she had a "wetroom/loo". In my opinion the only person that should use the term wetroom/loo is the guy who writes estate agents adverts.
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