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Return to the Olive Farm,
This review is from: Return to the Olive Farm (Paperback)Having read, and loved, the three previous Olive books I found this one very disappointing - irritating in fact. This was Carol Drinkwater, a woman possessed, boring us with her personal campaign against Dacus. I commend the basic bio principle but her personal zeal does not warrant a book.
The book is in two parts - one that fills her days with the obsessive mission (very boring reading) and the second with lengthy, flowery descriptive prose best suited to a travel brochure. She also decided to swallow a dictionary in this book - quite unnecessary to prove her command of English - and laughable when you read 'desirous of ambulation' instead of 'feeling like a walk' . I am not surprised Michel escapes to Paris or elsewhere at every possible moment and that she exasperates poor Quashia. I commend her dedication but please no more books like this - stick to the style of the previous three.
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Initial post: 13 Oct 2011 07:21:29 BDT
Y. M. Smith says:
I could not agree more with this review, infact it is word for word what I would have written myself!
'Desirous of ambulation' confirmed that this would be the last of this series that I purchase.
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