- File Size: 330 KB
- Print Length: 91 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: July 10, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005BCPTEE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,679,271 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Into Thin Eyr Kindle Edition
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Here is the review I posted on the original set, which has since been removed:
Where to start, where to start...
I hate to write a bad review, I truly do. But this book was so atrocious, I simply must warn the others!!!
First off, the beginning was a bit rough. "That's okay, I can get past that", I thought. Mistake Number 1. I should have immediately stopped at that point. But alas, I blindly continued down the path toward literary hell.
The premise wasn't bad, the little blurb was enticing. But this book hacked and chopped it's way over the plot points, to the extent that I kept turning back pages to be certain several of them weren't missing. There was a lot of unnecessary death and destruction, it felt forced, as if the author was trying too hard to drive home an emotional gut-punch. But it was so random and unrelated to the story, that it fell sadly flat.
Characters come and go, so swiftly, and adding little or nothing to the tale, that by the time one arrived who stayed a bit, I was so used to them being disposable that I had to go back again for her description because I was already prepared to forget her. This is where I made mistake Number 2 and continued to read the 2nd book...
I kept waiting for The Big Reveal, the exciting Plot Twist, or the reintroduction of The Important Character...but none of those ever came.
Both stories were so helter-skelter, so nonsensical, so pointless, that it was no surprise to discover when I looked up the author that he designs video games. This was exactly the sort of attempt you'd expect from a adolescent boy who spends too much time on his xbox. It was very obvious that the author was constantly "seeing" things that I, the reader, could not. And as the main object of any author is to let the reader see his worlds through the words printed on the page, I can only describe these stories as a Fail.
I'm sorry, Mr. Horton, I really did want to like your books. I just...don't.