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ignorant americanisms and template text feeling where she fills in the names where blank
on 15 June 2017
I never write a review but this time I will make an exception.
I bought this book IN ENGLAND. Thinking this might be a good representation of how it was before. And the only thing to recommend it is its lovely cover. It's a dead boring book with tons of clear americanisms in manner of speech and thinking. It's a great disappointment and waste of time and money, especially this novel of all the novels I have ever purchased from her.
it's as if she has a template text ready and just re-writes the names, I get the feeling that it's as if she has an intern to just write parts of it and publishes in her name (i'm not saying she does but her motivation to actually do justice to the reader is lacking). feels so dead to me. supposed to be the cliamx of the series (I have all three books and the best one in this series is the second one) and it puts me to sleep as to how boring it is.
I mean the scenes where she writes about them in the pub together before they leave on the coach together, it's as if they are boarding a plane. take out the word 'coach' and replace it with 'plane', 'waiting hall', it's a great disappointment, Might as well be a diner in texas for the way the text is built up the way it has been written with clear ignorant americanisms in the text. Hardly any dialogue and all of it passively written makes it even more boring. The story is slow moving, barely probable and barely any drama, like as if it's normal and acceptable to be kidnapped and she should just accept it 'cos she has a hero and she thinks that makes everything ok.
Have bought 5 of her books and recognize this is her style I have decided to avoid her books as they are generally a let down due to the irritating ignorant americanisms and 'template text' feeling, so no one can say that I haven't tried to give her a chance.