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Winter's End

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  • Posted May 18, 2011

    Close But No Cigar

    Reading the book Winter's End was about as disappointing as watching a Chicago Cubs baseball season. In the beginning you are hopeful and things look promising, then as it progress things begin to slide downhill. Finally, all hope is lost as it reaches the miserable conclusion. The book started off promising enough, an interesting plot, dynamic characters, and an intruding setting made it seem like it had the makings of a best- seller. The sinister government and the bleak landscape set up a perfect scene for a revolution, but when the key parts of the story came it just fell short. The rising action was very good, I myself was drawn in as the gladiator fights began, but the climax happened so fast, and the book ended so quickly that I assumed the author must have suffered from terrible accident that impaired his ability to finish the book. But no, Jean- Claude Mourlevat is fine; he simply lacks the skills to write a strong conclusion. It is a shame because the book was building up so nicely too. One moment I'm reading about Milos fighting for his life, but a moment later the good guys have broken in, defeated the bad, and ended the story. Overall the plot wasn't bad and the characters were downright good, but such a poor conclusion ruined the overall effect and thus the story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 21, 2011

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    Winter's End

    Several years ago there was a political coup and the Phalangist took over. A group of children were sent off to incredibly strict boarding school so the government could keep an eye on them. Four of these children have managed to escape their boarding schools and are making a run to join the new revolution to overthrow the Phalange.

    These four children each have their own role to play as they find out more of their past, their parents, and why they have been locked up at school for so long. A very interesting look at the world, but the characters were a little stagnant. They did adapt and learn new things, but it always seemed to be with the same attitude.

    3/5

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2010

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    An okay read

    Winter's end was a good read and it had its good moments. It wasn't the most interesting book i have ever read but it was still an okay read. I suggest it for just a quick read on the bus or waiting for something or some one. I thought that the characters were pretty good. I liked how the ending came about, how it wasn't a horrible disasterous ending. I think it was nice and quick.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2015

    The author wrote about such an interesting world, yet I felt lik

    The author wrote about such an interesting world, yet I felt like the book went too fast. It was as if more needed to be written or the writer needed to make this book into a series. I also thought that the author could have written more about certain events and what was going on in more detail. The ending was quick and failed my expectations. I thought the climax of the novel would be better than it was. However I loved the characters and the interesting world that the author wrote about. All together it's a good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Loved this book

    I loved this book it is easily one of my favorite books ! I was so excited to read it every time i picked it up !

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2012

    ...

    I loved this book. The end is really depressing, though, but as long as its strong. I reccomend this book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Love it!

    This book is AMAZING! I'm not sure why it isn't that popular...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    Great book teens would really apretiate

    Great book!
    I have already recomended it to lots of friends and they all LOVED it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 26, 2010

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    terrible.

    I never even get to the middle of the book before I set it right back down. The characters are hardly introduced and there isn't any build up to the first main event. She author throws you in to the middle of a story tells you some names and then keeps things moving with predictable and dull 'surprises'. The story had a lot of potential as far as the plot goes but unfortunately her switching back and fourth from different character views were confusing and hurried. I wouldn't recommend it.

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