Glad this read is over. It was tedious and the ending was no fun. Nothing happened in this book the way I would have liked it to happen. A definite NOT recommend.
I am struggling through this book. And I do mean struggling. Bohjalian is a best selling author. He knows how to put words together and describe, describe, describe. But as far as creating characters I care about. Nada. They are boring and not real. The plot moves at a turtle's pace. Give me some snappy dialogue. Give me something to entertain me. Give me something besides rehashed plot points that have already been established. I want to finish this book because it was a gift. I'll keep plugging away. For now.
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I gave this book 5 stars on Goodreads and Amazon. I liked it that much. It's not perfect, but what is in this world? Here's what I said:
This book is a must for horror fans. Not for the squeamish. The story is deliciously (pun intended) bizarre, unique, fast paced, and keeps the reader hooked all the way through. I heard the author speak at the library in Hesperia. He said he wanted to create a sympathetic young killer who did despicable things through no fault of her own, but did them because of her upbringing. He accomplished exactly what he set out to do. I think Martin is going to have a fabulous career as a novelist.
Here goes . . .
I write novels. I've written screenplays, short stories, newsletters, business communications and articles. I'm not great at thank you notes. My sister is, but she doesn't know it. I'm not much for blogging. Don't have something to say worth reading everyday. But this is a blog and we'll see what turns up.