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Not for me - but maybe for you?
on 29 April 2016
With 'City of Beads' it wasn't long before I was skimming through chunks of text, scene descriptions etc that seemed too incidental to be worth the time, and by 32% it just wasn't engaging my interest enough to be worth continuing. It will no doubt appeal to some as the setting and characters definitely have potential, the plot is probably not without merit (not properly qualified to comment having baled out at a skimmed 32%) and perhaps it does pick up later, but it didn't sparkle enough to keep me engaged. No complaints as it was a no-cost special offer. Worth a punt if you like quirky American comedies, which as it happens, I do, but I had just finished a totally different type of novel that had me enthralled, so perhaps 'City of Beads' was just too much of a contrast. It's parked in my 'Try Again if Desperate' folder. Maybe at a different time, in a different mood....