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This review is from: Icelight (Peter Cotton) (Hardcover)Overcomplicated plot and opaque language to the point of incomprehensibility. Even re-reading conversations several times I can't make sense of them. The overall impression is of an author who is arrogant towards her readers as in ' Come on keep up can't you!' I enjoyed The Maze of Cadiz, Washington Square less so as it was veering in the direction of this one but now Aly I'm afraid I'm lost. I'll leave you to work out in how many senses. As your brain is obviously very superior to mine I'm sure you'll understand.Peter Cotton is a good character but acts too old for his alleged 28 years.
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Initial post: 23 Oct 2012 15:41:49 BDT
Mr S D'Arcy says:
I agree with this comment - enjoyed book 1, less so book 2 and this one even less. I found myself lost many times, with the number of characters and sub-plots and even the main plot - such as it is. The main character IS too worldly wise for a 28 year old even taking into account his history and the period the plot takes place in. Some of the dialogue is very good, as is the descriptions of post war London but at times I'd be a bit lost as sections of dialogue seem to be missing or should be filled in by the reader. A frustrating shame.
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