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Friday, March 06, 2009

No One Tells Everything by Rae Meadows

A tragic past, a series of quirks and a drinking problem does not a character make. Ok? Ok.

While this book was not terrible, it was nowhere near the deep, psychological novel that the author seemed to be going for. The workings of the plot were transparent, the setting barely a sketch and, as above, the characters, especially the main one and her bartender BFF were barely there.

This was from a group of books for review I got in 2008 that I finished, but couldn’t find enough to say about to really review. I’m not sure why I put this one on tryharder’s list, but there you go.

2 comments:

looka said...

Hahahahahahahaha! Thanks thanks! I knew I should have listened to that thought, telling me to think about this WM thing more. But she did tell 'em good!

Now I know what I would have thought when my brain/heart would have been on watching it. And I'm not going to.

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This makes even more apparent what we talked about: A crappy story and "polished" visuals are a big seller in comics. Leave the small story parts away and multiply the crappy, you get an empty movie that doesn't care about it's carelessness for it's characters.

I always forget to check out STRANGE HORIZONS...

looka said...

Oh my, I think I posted this under the wrong entry... it of course belongs to the LINKULAR post. Sorry about that!