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This review is from: Extinction Point - Book One (Kindle Edition)
First, I liked the concept and the plot was interesting. I won't rehash the whole biking instead of driving flaw, but it was distracting. Bottom line is the plot just doesn't move like it should. I felt the author was bogged down in details and it obscured the storytelling. Seriously, a play by play of every minute of her life is overkill. I found myself skimming more and more in order to find out where the story was going. If the author can tighten up the next installment, I would enjoy reading it. However, it's a long ride to Alaska and I fear we'll get the color of every tree along the way.
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Initial post: Apr 5, 2012 11:15:31 AM PDT
Linda Sheridan says:
This review is spot on
In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 7:50:36 AM PDT
Great review, I agree on all the points. Great story, too many bothersome details.
Posted on Jun 11, 2012 10:18:56 AM PDT
Greg Sullivan says:
I agree I am skimming the book too. I didn't need 2 pages to tell me how to remove a body.
Posted on Jun 21, 2012 11:43:53 AM PDT
J. Hughes says:
I would have given it one more star, but this review is totally right. Still, I would recommend reading it, but be ready to do a TON of skimming.
Posted on Jun 29, 2012 12:14:11 PM PDT
Careful when skimming, theres not enough pages to do it safely.
Posted on Jul 25, 2012 3:20:25 AM PDT
M. MAUK says:
I enjoyed this book, but I do agree with you, why isn't she getting in a damn car? I think my 13 and 11 year old could drive my car if given the opportunity. It's not rocket science...gas, brake, steer. Seriously how long will it take to ride a bike 4,000+ miles? (3 more books I guess)
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2012 9:09:38 AM PDT
Rhonda Baker says:
Or a motorcycle! Or a 4 wheeler!
Posted on Jul 27, 2012 2:18:38 PM PDT
Jenni B says:
I fully agree in regards to the excessive details. Everything should move a story forward. Unless actually listing the inventory of every piece food found in Emily's kitchen will be of some importance down the line, we don't need that blow by blow (for those who haven't read this story yet: I am not joking). In that vein, this is 2012. Most people know what it entails when someone fires up their laptop. Again-we do not need a blow by blow, step by step detailed account of how it works.
The plot sounded so promising.
Posted on Jul 29, 2012 9:17:32 AM PDT
Rebecca Stroud says:
I haven't even reached the long bike trip yet and I'm already skimming. Another thing that bothered the crap out of me was Emily's 'stabbing of the pupa' when, just a day or so before, she was freaking because her beloved boyfriend got a bit of blood on her...I will try to finish the book but I'm not making any promises.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2012 5:45:41 PM PDT
My personal favorite was During Day 4, for dinner she had soup with "the last few slices of bread she had left", then on day 5 when the power went out she makes a sandwich? I wish the magic bread fairies would visit me when I'm out of bread.
Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed the plot, but yeah too many details lead to errors. Also the Cafe scene upset me a little, someone above already mentioned the description of the steps to power on a computer. There was also use of the description "Laptop computer". We all know that laptops are computers. Even better was the fact that the description "The cafe was deserted, so she had her pick of the tables" was used twice in 5 paragraphs.