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3.0 out of 5 stars Is this good or merely clever?, 6 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: Before I Go To Sleep (Kindle Edition)
Here's a paradox - I found this story compelling but not engaging. Here's another - the plotline is clever, the structure horribly contrived. And a third - the stronger the emotion, the flatter the writing. These three paradoxes sum up my ambivalent response to the whole experience. This novel is far from well written and descends too often into tedium in the detail, yet the will to follow the thread to its source keeps us reading despite our irritation by the frequent potholes in the story road, and the author has the knack of turning an unexpected corner just as we are getting bored by the journey. There is nothing lasting to take away, however, and ultimately my feeling is that I wish I had spent those hours of precious reading time on something worthwhile.
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