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He showed absolutely no ability to write any characters with any depth, however.
Even though I thought this book was horrible, I read the entire thing, hoping that it would return to the story and narrative structure of the beginning.
It is also written with a British accent (I think), Irish accent, ancient language, but mostly swearwords.
I felt the character and plot development was a bit chunky at the beginning, yet once the author yanked us into another dimension, the awkward and disturbing and edgy was what I... Read morePublished 5 months ago by RubyG
The problem with Vellum and Ink: when you finally get the story -- and you will get the story -- it will be exactly like the Christmas where you opened the box that you were sure... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Michael Wardlow
Of all the books I've read this year, it took me the longest (nearly a month) to get through 'Vellum. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Rich Stoehr
As other readers have stated this book starts great, it really grabed me in the beginning. But it slowly, verrry slowly turned into a collection of anti-christian diatribes. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Angela
This book is a very cool sci-fi fantasy taking place in the past/present/future. It combines ancient myth (some better known than others) with modern personal stories. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kevin Skweres
I was utterly captivated by the first 25 pages of this book. Then something went horribly wrong, and I became quickly dissapointed. Read morePublished on December 8, 2010 by xenofan
Only made it a quarter of the way through... One word: Drivel...
Style over substance to the point I simple did not care to read anymore. Read more
There is some great descriptive passages, references to a lot of great myths, and a dynamite start. Duncan is trying to depict a multiverse, so that the chronology is jumbled and... Read morePublished on February 7, 2010 by A. Dorrance
Lots of great ideas and great bits all jumbled up into a mess. I'd call it more pretentious than ambitious. Read morePublished on January 13, 2010 by dawnwich