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Is there any way that B&N could screen these so called reviews? It makes me want to throw up when I see them. I guess people(or whatever you are) who write these reviews think we all just love to read their drivel. Well guess what. We don't. ?

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6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

When this book came up on Netgalley, I requested it right away.

When this book came up on Netgalley, I requested it right away.  I thought it sounded very interesting.  I really wish I could say that I loved it, but unfortunately that is not the case.  So, lets start off with what I liked about the book.




I enjoyed the writing.  ...
When this book came up on Netgalley, I requested it right away.  I thought it sounded very interesting.  I really wish I could say that I loved it, but unfortunately that is not the case.  So, lets start off with what I liked about the book.




I enjoyed the writing.  It was really well done.  I enjoyed the idea of the story.  I liked how things connected and at times it was actually a little nerve racking.  The poor little boy had to go through a lot in his young life.  I liked Jonah as a character.  I loved his talent.  When Koontz described him playing the piano, I could feel the love he had for his talent.   I absolutely loved his mother and Grandfather.  They were such great characters.




I don't really know what to say.  The idea of the boy narrating his own life as a child is interesting enough, but for me it was way too wordy.  I felt like I was reading more about the inside of a room sometimes, than I was about an actual story.  It was just way too boring for me in between the actual dialogue and story.  I know for most people this will be what draws them in, but I just really am not into a lot of description.




I appreciate the opportunity to review the book.  I love to see different styles of writing, and Koontz really is a great author.  This book just wasn't one for me.




Source:  I received this book from Netgalley in return for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

posted by quibecca on July 2, 2014

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