Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Home by the C

My review of Christina Skye's confusing Home by the Sea was posted on the AAR site today.  Every once in a while I have to wonder what authors are thinking as they finish a book that is 180 degrees different than the book they started writing.  Do they not care that their readers will be confused?  Or do they think their readers are essentially clueless and won't notice that the premises at the beginning of the book crumble and a substitution is made?

I guess it's the reviewer's job to point out the confusion.  But you would think that the agent or editor would have not only caught the problem, but suggested ways to fix or alter it.  I've got to wonder why that didn't happen in the case of this book.  It's sad since Skye is a good writer, but obviously weak plotter.

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