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Posted May 15, 2012
I had nice hopes for this book, but it disappointed. The concept of a "taster" in the rarefied levels of celebrity, politics and society was unique indeed. Had it stuck to strictly a mystery or suspense genre I would have given it maybe another star, but it delved into fantasy so much that it was almost an excuse - when there could be no logical explanation for a characters' trait, just make something up. There are no rules with fantasy. But it also wasn't tight enough. Two pages to explain the downfall of 80's shopping malls with no impact on the story, introducing new characters, complete with pages of background, with only about 20 pages left to the story and then not having them reappear or impact the story, and dialogue that was essentially the same for all characters. And last but not least, my eternal mantra: Why don't writer's have enough respect for their story to hire a decent editor? Way too many typos and errors. Jonathan Hickman has talent and is creative. If I'm not mistaken, this is an early piece of his and he should have more friends read and comment on his next piece. To write is to re-write. That's what this needs. I think.
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