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1.0 out of 5 stars Doom and Gloom, 15 Dec. 2008
This review is from: Noughts & Crosses: Book 1 (Part1 of Noughts & Crosses Trilogy) (Paperback)
Isn't the basis of any good book/film that 'good' prevails over 'Evil'. Not in this book.I really wanted to like this book but overall not enough good stuff happened, just doom and gloom all the way through. True, it was a page turner, but only because you sincerely want something good to happen. But no, not one light moment or scene to make you smile. Then a certain someones death at the end just destroyed it.
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Initial post: 17 Dec 2008, 12:37:21 GMT
J. SCARROTT says:
What you don't seem to understand is that this book is not just about 'doom and gloom', it has a deeper and more relevant mesaage than that. Noughts and Crosses was written to highlight the problems with racism in our society and to get us to do something about it. I believe that this book is a book that had to be written as racism is a huge problem today. Anyway, if you were to read the rest of the series, you would understand that it isn't all doom and gloom, it's a book about hope for the future.

Posted on 18 Dec 2008, 16:45:30 GMT
If you'd bothered reading the rest of the series then you'd see that it wasn't all doom and gloom. There's a serious lesson to be learnt from these books, and truth be told, racism isn't all fine and dandy.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jan 2009, 21:44:24 GMT
I started out meaning to read the whole series, but the end just sucked the last drop of want to carry on with the story because it was hugely depressing.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jan 2009, 21:47:25 GMT
I started out meaning to read the whole series, but the end just sucked the last drop of want to carry on with the story because it was hugely depressing. I know it has a deep message, but i think that reading should be used to unwind, not to be depressing.

Posted on 6 May 2009, 23:49:02 BST
Last edited by the author on 6 May 2009, 23:49:26 BST
D. McFarlane says:
You clearly do not understand the message of hope within this novel, and the significance of its themes in society. You have an incredibly immature viewpoint on this story, and just so you know, life is not all about happy endings. Things get worse before they get better.

Posted on 3 Sep 2009, 23:43:50 BST
Radom guy says:
One of the good things about this book is that peolpe die, if no one died it wouldn't be the same story.
There's way to many storys out there which have happy endings where all the good guys live and the baddies die.
The book was totally unpredictable because no one expected those characters to die and that's what mde me what to read the other books to see what else happened.

Posted on 11 Sep 2009, 20:59:57 BST
I completly agree with you! This book was awful. It was like you say "Doom and Gloom". It wasn't fun to read.

Posted on 27 Dec 2009, 14:11:56 GMT
J. Murphy says:
your ignorance astounds me. The basis of a book is certainly not for good to prevail. Take 1984, for example. It is considered one of the best, most important books ever written and yet the end was one of the most harrowing, spine chilling things i have ever read.

as for films, look at There Will be Blood. Its a film that will be remembered for many year, and the ending had me in speechless shcok for a full ten minutes.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2010, 17:07:43 BST
J. Murphy says:
"The point of any good story is that good prevails over evil?"

No. No it isn't.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2010, 19:02:24 GMT
Ritzi says:
I totally agree if it had all been a happy ending it would have compleatly ruinnned the whole. The point of the story is to show how awfull racism, you cant do that if "The point of any good story is that good prevails over evil"
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