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Got Too Flowery For Me
on 12 November 2014
I was saddened to see this author had died quite young-how sad. He died just before I downloaded this and I'd no idea. I also bought another by him this year, too.
This one I WAS liking a lot but then it started to get all flowery so I packed it in-I can't get along with flowery. It always comes across as a bit precious to me.
There were some funny remarks in it-I liked the sense of humour used. I was greatly impressed he could spell discernible as well as every other e-book I've picked up it's misspelled in !!
I wasn't a fan of Silver and nor the police guy Cobb. Both came across as pretty unsympathetic-they'd probably be good mates if they met in differing lives ! I was upset reading about Freya in places too and how she was treated-it wasn't nice.I was a little baffled that Cobb had been Cobb all the way through but then a nurse referred to him as Inspector Cobley so I was lost there. I didn't know if reely was supposed to be spelt like that or was a mistake and the same for "I didn't realise this were the boy scouts. I thought this were the Metropolitan Police"......it may have been the way they spoke but it wasn't really very clear.
I was getting to learn new words like tragedian which are luckily easy to look up on my Kindle but in the end I got bogged down and packed it up on page 130 with this passage-"She knew he was the Elf King, luring the loveliest of children to annihilation, possessed of a lambent spirit which burned with beauty and evil in equal measure"....I just shut down then, I'm afraid.