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Island 731

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35 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT KEEP THEIR MOUTHS SHUT!

WHY, WHY, WHY do certain people feel the need to go on and on about what they read, and reveal almost every important detail about a book when they are reviewing it? Reviewing is meant for the reader to rate the book and BRIEFLY describe why they did or did not like it....
WHY, WHY, WHY do certain people feel the need to go on and on about what they read, and reveal almost every important detail about a book when they are reviewing it? Reviewing is meant for the reader to rate the book and BRIEFLY describe why they did or did not like it. Each book, either hardcover or ebook has a synopsis that we can read ourselves, learning the outline of the plot. To selfishly spoil the story for other readers not only ruins it for them, but for the authors too since some will not purchase the book after knowing so much. I see this happening over and over. PLEASE, SAVE YOUR COMMENTARIES for your friends and stop spoiling it for the rest of us! Barnes & Noble should delete reviews that reveal too much. Click YES if you agree with this!

posted by CAReaderDO on April 16, 2013

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12 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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Plot spoilers ruin a book, even when you say you arent big on spoilers. You kind of defeat the purpose there when you have already given away everything. Think about the other ppl and how just maybe we would like to read the book for ourselves, novel idea i know, and be...
Plot spoilers ruin a book, even when you say you arent big on spoilers. You kind of defeat the purpose there when you have already given away everything. Think about the other ppl and how just maybe we would like to read the book for ourselves, novel idea i know, and be surprised. We dont need you telling us everything that happens. Most of us with a nook can read and i daresay would rather read it for ourselves.

posted by 8888649 on March 31, 2013

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  • Posted March 30, 2013

    Please People! Too much revealed in a review really takes the wi

    Please People! Too much revealed in a review really takes the wind out of the sails of interest in a book. I'm more interested in a reader's LEVEL OF ENTERTAINMENT AND THOUGHTS than learning exactly what's inside a book.

    11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    OK...not his best

    Was a pretty fast read. Not as long as some of his other books..only about 350 pages. Not happy that I spent $13 for a 300 pages book but it kept me interested.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Ok

    An ok book. The first 100 or so pages could have been left out without taking anything away from the story.

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  • Posted March 22, 2014

    Excellent plot (5 stars), poor delivery ( 2 stars). This should

    Excellent plot (5 stars), poor delivery ( 2 stars). This should make a great movie, but the book suffers from numerous distractingly unrealistic elements. The actions presented as admirably brash and impulsive, especially in the opening sequences, in real life would be incredibly stupid. The characterization is shallow, and the interplay doesn't ring true. The author tends to describe or explain events and people's reactions as an aside more than is appropriate instead of letting the story reveal these things. He also made easily avoided technical mistakes about one of the major weapons systems that plays a big part in the climax. The author boasts that he releases 5 or 6 novels a year; I think he should cut his pace and improve his quality.

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    Posted May 10, 2013

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