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waving not drowning,
This review is from: Breath (Hardcover)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)I have to say, I started out really enjoying this book...the opening scenes are incredibly evocative, the sea is beautifully described in all its' moods, the pangs of awkward adolescence skilfully imparted. But somewhere towards the middle of the book, when the plot is supposed to deepen, it flounders. The characters become unbelievable, their motives are confusing and the few harsh scenes seem to be thrown in to juice things up, rather than make an actual point. As the book drew towards it's conclusion, it failed to draw me in and I got plain bored - basically, I just wanted someone to feed the damn dog! The book closed with that lyrical emotiveness that Tom Winton is capable of but the middle was like chewing an overcooked clam. Would I read him again - well, I'm waving not drowning...
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Initial post: 13 Jun 2011 16:02:22 BDT
Cait Verling says:
Totally agree, your review is almost identical to mine.
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