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Not thrilled with this supposed thriller.,
This review is from: The Bone Box: Confines of Life and Death (Paperback)
I found The Bone Box to be a very disappointing book. The grammar and sentence structure was extremely distracting and painful to read at times. I kept thinking that this book read like a first draft that had been rushed to publication without any help from an editor. As a matter of fact, there is no credit given to a "publisher". Hmm, self-published, perhaps? Although, the Jesus family ossuaries is a captivating premise, the surrounding story was inconsistent and downright unbelievable. I hope the next time Mr. Bernstein gets an idea for a book he can find a decent publisher who can provide him with a well needed editor.
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Initial post: May 6, 2007 6:17:49 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 6, 2007 6:19:34 PM PDT
Itamar Bernstein says:
I really appreciate your review, Ms. Grant. Different people have different literary tastes. However, I don't understand where you found fault with the "grammar and sentence structure." If that's because I sometimes wrote the dialogue in narrative style, without quotation marks and separate paragraphs, I did that on purpose, to make the action flow better, even if that's somewhat unconventional. I do try to use a distinctive style, and dislike much editing, or I wouldn't have published an original novel about a subject as controversial as the Talpiot tomb.
Best wishes to you.
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