Monday, June 21, 2010

Book Review (Bitten - Kelley Armstrong)

Contrary to what reviews say, to me, Armstrong has not done for werewolves what Rice did for vampires. The storyline is very predictable with unnecessary twists thrown in for the sake of lengthening a story that shouldn't have gone beyond the 10th page.

Armstrong delves too long in painting out everyday situations and spur of the moment incidents, that need not be explained. What I really hated were the overtly lengthy, uninteresting 'runs'. Not to mention the cold love making scenes, a failed attempt at spicing up a bland story.

Being her first effort, I think there is a lot left to be desired when it comes to style of storytelling.

The editing is also somewhat shallow. I understand that authors are reluctant to give up even a single word they've written, but that’s where the editor has to step in and help make the flow tighter.

I am yet to complete the book. I am hoping the climax will save Armstrong from being written off as a ‘me too’ writer.

Overall, very amateur! Skip if you’re over 16 years old.

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