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I was disappointed, BUT ...
on 29 October 2010
I was so excited to start this book. It had been highly recommended and sounded fabulous. When I eventually gave in and ordered it (could only get the hardcover version from Amazon UK) I squealed with delight when it arrived and couldn't wait to dig in.
The writing style of Finnikin reminded me very much of Lord of the Rings and I have to be honest here, I didn't like Lord of the Rings because of the style of writing and, you've guessed it, I wasn't all that keen on Finnikin either. I found myself `getting lost' in their world, literally. I couldn't 'see' the story unfolding in my head or envisage the characters and found myself just concentrating hard on trying to follow the words without taking it in. I actually feel kind of guilty for not enjoying it.
If you are one of the millions who adore Lord of the Rings then you'll probably love this book too so do give it a try. After all, life would be boring if we all loved the same books wouldn't it?