4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Interesting, but fragmentary,
This review is from: The Best of All Possible Worlds (Hardcover)
The concept of this book is very interesting, as are the characters. It is also quite well-written. The main problem I had with it was that it had a strangely episodic pacing, that gave it the feel of a collection of one-shots rather than a complete novel in its own right. There are some serious gaps in the storyline: a chapter will end on a cliffhanger and the next chapter begins days or weeks later, when the situation has been resolved, and we never get the full story about how the crisis was resolved. At some point I started to wonder if my file (I read it as an e-book) was damaged somehow and I was missing one third of the content.
It actually reminded me of some excellent fan-fiction I have read: sometimes a fan-fiction author will write a series of one-shots that are AU from the canon storyline. This book reads as if the writer took their one-shots, arranged them in chronological order, did some slight rewrites to fill in the biggest holes and called it a novel.