Monday, March 28, 2011

Troubled -- Suzanne Leavitt

TroubledTroubled by Suzanne Leavitt

My rating: 1 of 5 stars


This book had many problems that made it difficult to read. First, there were many technical issues with the writing. This book was filled with random use of italics of words, phrases and sentences. Even a just a few letters of words were italicized. The author used quotation marks for thoughts which is really, really uncommon in modern writing and this was made even more troubling as the author combined thoughts with dialogue so it was difficult to follow what was spoken and what was thought.



The characters were flat and came across as pathetic while almost the entire story was constructed through dialogue making for some strange and unrealistic exchanges. The writing itself was elementary and forced. Almost no attention was paid to detail or setting and the author relied too heavily on the dialogue to note changes in setting. The overall story was predictable and anticlimactic because it became such a cliche.



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3 comments:

La Piazza Gancio said...

How did you ever get through it? Ugh!

Good to see your recent comment. How are you these days?

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Suzanne Leavitt Lender said...

Yes, how did you get through it?