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Martin wasn't the only one who misunderstood!,
This review is from: Martin Misunderstood (Paperback)
I was aware as many others were not that this was a novella from the start so that is not going to take up any more of my review.
I just can't put into words who the author was trying to reach in an audience when she penned this book - really I can't....but.... she could write any old crap and people will buy it, just from her track record of developing really good traumatic thrillers; (this wins the category of any old crap).
The story is repulsive from just a couple of pages into the tale and made me think that she had done it on purpose to have a laugh at her audience. Take for instance 'competed with the disturbing, yeasty odor that had come as she uncrossed her legs. This lady fug stuck with Martin, and he caught a whiff of it even now as Unique headed across the parking lot.' If this is the standard of fiction writing that this lady is going to rely on in future then count me out of the reading list! It went on in the same vein with little or no development, even for such a measly 147 pages all in with chapter breaks and empty pages.
Maybe she was trying out Noir writing but it didn't work for me. Thankfully I didn't buy it as I would be embarrassed to have this on my bookshelf or pass it over to somebody else.
I do hope she can do better and realise that this standard and prose is not what her many fans have come to rely on - and enjoy.