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Empire State

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    This thing is all over the place.

    This thing is all over the place. It starts off very slowly. It takes its time in dropping hints about what's going on. Hints that aren't really needed if you've read any blurb about the book. At about the half way point, the pace picks up just a little as characters explain some of what's going on for anyone that hasn't caught on yet after 150 plus pages. But then it speeds up further to become utterly confusing. This finaly speed burst isn't so much about the plot as events on screen. The last couple of chapters are the literary equivalent of those shakey camera moments in a hollywood action film. You're fairly certain something just happened, but you aren't going to know what that something was until the story stops for a moment. Like you'll find yourself wondering where a character has gone, and a couple of chapters later the author will explain that the missing character left at the same time as some other characters being removed from a scene. Add in double (and sometimes triple) doses of characters that the reader doesn't have any reason to care for, and you end up wondering why you bothered to finish the book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2012

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    Horrible, Joyless Mess

    The book is trying to be a madcap romp combining detective noir, steampunk, and superheroes, but never gets in gear. Characters act without any recognizably human sense or motivation and random plot contrivances are thrown all over the place. I read through the entire thing with grim determination, but fortunately you don't have to!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    Hard to read

    It was a difficult book to get through. I really, REALLY wanted it to be good. Love the concept but hated the execution. The characters were uninteresting and unlikable.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2012

    For some reason there is no sample available. Reader beware a No

    For some reason there is no sample available. Reader beware a Nook book that doesn't have a free sample to read. 

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 4, 2014

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