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I feel cheated!
on 20 June 2015
I'm really, really sorry to do this as I always try and find some redeeming feature in a book, but really, this simply doesn't have one. The writing style is amateurish, the stories are some of the most trite, clichéd and just plain boring I've ever read, and I gave up well before the end - and I never give up on a book, but this one beat me.
I love short stories, but these are the kind of things I'd expect to read in the pages of a Take A Break style magazine - clunky, laboured, awkward, predictable: it reminded me of the kind of stuff I was submitting to competitions when I was in the 6th form... And I'm sorry, but the cover says 'haunting' - haunting? I've felt more haunted in the biscuit aisle of my local supermarket. I feel so cheated by this book that I'm not even going to give it to the charity shop as I'd hate anyone else to have to waste as much time as I did discovering that it's just not worth the effort.
Sorry, Kate, but if I could give it no stars, I would. I read that your novels are better - maybe I'll try one of those.