This Week’s Challenge:
Use prose or poetry to review a book that you don’t like for some reason. Write good (or at least lukewarm) statements about everything except ONE component, which you’re going to pan. It can be the plot, the character development, the writing, the illustrations/pictures, the font, or even the cover design. Use a real book or make one up.
A Review of
"The _____ Page Chronicles"
I have to be quite honest. This book was not particularly what one would call “riveting.” It actually was a disappointment in every sense of the word. I can't even give it a rating. Tepid would far too flattering. I don't think there is any possibility it will ever be what one would call “dog eared”...
The cover however caught my eye which is why I decided to buy this book at my favorite book store. It was a good lesson to me to read a books back cover which gives that all-important synopsis of the content of the inside.
Up to this point I really believed one could not judge a book by it's cover... and indeed... I made a huge huge mistake by being drawn in by the absolutely stunning artwork on the front cover...
The plot fell flat. Completely flat. Character development was unimpressive. Reading between the lines, I drew a blank on the subplots. It was so completely it was as if the stories characters were buried there.
(Of course it would have helped if I had not left my glasses at home. It used to be I would miss dial if I attempted using the phone book without my glasses. I met a lot of awful nice people but it was hugely embarrassing. Now even with my reading glasses I can no longer make out any of the phone numbers, let alone the names. And to think I once worked as an information operator for Ma Bell. I would be considered a disgrace to this one of all my previous professions if word leaked out about this. I fairly sure Ma Bell would be broken up about it.)
Maybe it would have helped if I also could have noticed I was in the “gift” section of the bookstore... I think I was drawn in by all the shiny items next to all these wonderful covers of all of of this author's (Anonymous) books.
I do digress from my review. Though, I am thinking maybe I could have written a much better book... and maybe I will pen something into this book given all the space in the plot holes.
Because the publisher chose such a small print and had included such large gaping gaps in between the lines of this book, I couldn't read it even with my glasses on .
It actually looks like it is just a bunch of lines... and there appears to be no table of contents either...clearly the editor of this book was asleep.
I thought it said "The _____Page Chronicles", but I couldn't find that either with my glasses once I unwrapped and I discarded the cellophane.
It was a waste to try and read this. I think I will never ever leave my glasses home again when I am looking for a book to read. Anonymous missed the mark. Lovely remarkable cover, but absolutely no content worth mentioning.