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Book #14: Is America She Gone?

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Its an awesome feeling to be a writer. It’s an even better feeling when your work gets published for the public to read. However, some books are not meant to see the daylight… especially if they’re not well written or in dire need of editing. I support local authors, but most of their stories are bland. And if they can’t handle honest criticism, then writing is not for them.

I call it as I see it.

Is America She Gone? was recommended to me. I held back from ordering the book because I felt as if I was going to waste money on it just by reading the blurb. The book was eventually loan to me and I regret reading it. I wish I could have taken my reading time back and use it for another book!

The protagonist was a bore and utterly … there is not a nice word I want to use for Sandra, so I’ll leave it … and I wanted to reach into the book and hurt her. I don’t like happily ever afters because I am not one of those readers who seek a perfect fairy tale ending, but man, this book was depressing! Plus:

> Too MANY typos.

> Could have gone through an editor. And if that is call editing, then render me speechless. Some rewriting would have been nice too.

> Too descriptive. I don’t want to know how to care for old people in that overexposed way. Felt like an insult.

> Sentence construction. Sometimes when a character is talking, there is no pause to show what action is taking place and it caused me to get lost within the interior monolog.

I get what the story is supposed to be about, but I feel as if it could have gone through a tweaking process. Like I said, I support local authors and what not, but I am not one of those overly enthusiastic, bias people who go around suggesting/promoting books just because it’s local. My love for books comes first. It’ll be unfair to even give this book a high rating.

I am sorry I read it and I don’t think I want to read anything else from this author. Depression does not look good on me.

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Thursday Ten: Books that were disappointing

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Base on the book reviews that I am currently doing weekly, you can tell that I am open to many genres. Yet, while some books appeal to me, some simply do not. I try to always come to the last page of a book, but there are simply some books that I can’t quite finish no matter what.

Today, I bring you 10 boring/disappointing books I had the displeasure of reading (some may/may not appear in later reviews). Most of them I did not finish. I do not make apologies to anyone feeling offended because my opinions are not yours.

1. Room by Emma Donaghue

Waterfall the milk… I know this book is from a child’s perspective (a five-year-old at that), but it insulted my intelligence. I was greatly annoyed and had to put this book down. Had the book been told from Ma’s perspective, then it would’ve been a heart-wrenching tale. I mean, Ma’s been kidnapped, raped, held captive, whatever, but there is no sense of that hence no emotion. I almost threw this book at the wall. Almost. It didn’t belong to me and I was happy to return it.

2. Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich

Wickedly boring.

3. Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich

*Rolls eyes* Wickedly boring! Had I known I was going to be duped, I would’ve run away screaming when this book was recommended to me.

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4. White Oleander by Janet Fitch

An immature novel masquerading as literature. Adults should stop writing about children in disgusting ways because it’s squirmy and uncomfortable to read most of the time. I don’t want to read about 14-year-olds having sex or thinking about climaxing on some car hood.

I would have liked to light this book on fire, but alas! It did not belong to me.

5. Missing Mom by Joyce Carol Oates

I couldn’t get into this one. I tried twice, but it was a no go. It was a pain to read, sentences were left incomplete, too repetitive, and it irritated me to no end. I didn’t even care about the narrator or the dead mom.

6. Paris Match by Stuart Woods

The cover is beautiful and that’s where I stop.

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7. Is America She Gone? by Beverley-Ann Scott

It could’ve been much better. I’ll explain this book in a solo post.

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8. Gray Mountain by John Grisham

*YAWNS* I usually love Grisham’s legal thrillers, but I couldn’t get into this one. The heroine was a complete bore and… *YAWNS* I had to put this drivel down otherwise I would’ve thrown myself in front of a coal truck.

9. Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes

Meh!

10. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

I don’t care how hyped or in she is, this author is on my “do not read” list. Do you see the razor blade on the cover? It would be nice to use it to slash up this book to tiny pieces. It is depressing. It makes you want to abandon smiling and scorn love. Here is another adult writing disturbing scenes involving children. I hated this book. It was extremely boring and disgusting.

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