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mayhap

mayhap

I read compulsively, eclectically and fannishly.

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Quand un roi perd la France (Les rois maudits, #7)
Maurice Druon
Antigones
George Steiner
The Captive & The Fugitive
Marcel Proust, C.K. Scott Moncrieff, Terence Kilmartin, D.J. Enright
The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan I wanted to enjoy this book, but I found it overwrought and underthought. I forced myself to finish it after having put it aside for months, just so I could be done with it, and found the experience unsatisfying.

I had a hunch that it had been originally written for NaNoWriMo, and a quick Google showed this to be the case. It feels like a book written in 30 days with little to no thought or revision: the worldbuilding is paper-thin, the characters lurch forward with as little logic as the Unconsecrated, and Mary, the protagonist narrator, constantly retells what has been related thus far as though the author is trying to remind herself what she has written while boosting her wordcount.

Don't get me wrong; I love NaNoWriMo (how do you think I recognized those tell-tale signs?). I just don't want to read anyone's crappy first draft unless I'm helping them write a second one.