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3.0 out of 5 stars Not for me.., 20 Nov 2013
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**3.5 stars simply for concept and story**

I didnt finish this one, got halfway then realised I was just not with it - The writing style just didnt click with me. HOWEVER the story concept is terrific, and I liked the characters. But the purely descriptive prose, with even the speech being written as description, as an example :

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The other says, there's a girl in there, she can make fire. Clicks his fingers. Says, Like that. Must be handy Fogg says. The other shrugs. Takes a drag. Blows out smoke. Fogg,idly,makes it into tiny airships that burst apart. Girl in here she can spit at stuff. Break it. Like she's firing bullets, the other says around the cigarette.

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just did not click with my reading brain. Do not let this put you off if you like the sound of the tale however - this is a purely subjective thing for me.. the next reader will adore it. There is nothing actually "wrong" with this book just was not for me.

Happy Reading Folks!
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Initial post: 5 Dec 2013 09:44:38 GMT
D. Harris says:
Thanks, that is helpful. I'm only a few pages in and I'm already struggling with the style. I'll persist for a bit and see if it grows on me though...

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 16:02:50 GMT
A. Pearce says:
It got a bit easier to read once I got used to the style, but never proved particularly gripping.
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