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The Mach Band Region Paperback – October 28, 2009
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About the Author
Maria Rachel Hooley is the author of over twenty novels including When Angels Cry, New Life Incorporated, and The Sojourner series. Her first chapbook of poetry was published by Rose Rock Press in 1999. When not writing, she teaches high school students. She lives with her husband and three children.
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Also, the two main characters spend a lot of time licking their lips. Seriously. Once I realized that the author kept thowing in there that someone licked their lips before speaking, or while they were thinking, or whatever, it started to drive me crazy. I don't think any one person licks their lips THAT much. Because the author used it so often (and over and over and over and over....), I had a hard time putting it in context. Were they nervous? Hungry? Pensive? Needing Chapstick? What the heck was the author trying to say with that?
Also, there were minor things that bugged me a bit. One of the characters put a key in the lock and tried to turn it. The very next sentence has him inside the house, so I'd say he more than just tried to turn the key. I think the way it was written implies that the key wouldn't turn or the lock wouldn't budge or something to that effect. Why wouldn't the author just say he turned the key?
There are also a few incorrect words and typos in the book. Not a big deal, but when compounded with the other style and language issues, it becomes clear that the author is in DIRE need of a decent editor. There's no shame in that - most writers can't self edit... I beg of you!! Get an editor!! I love the story but it really could use some work.
So let me explain this book.
The main character hate the town that his gran-grantfather built and he left when the girl that he love refuses to marry him. But she is dead now and it has been 10 years since he did not return to his hometown. He had to because the sister of the woman he loved so much is destroying herself. The only problem is when something strange starts to try to kill him, something that isn't from this world.
I have my doubts at the beginning, I thoght this will be a boring book but I was totally mistaken.
The way that the main character start to explain some stuff made me love him but at the same time hate him. Even when he still loves Ariel he keep doing things with Rachel imagine that she was her sister. I hate so much that.
Even with that little issue the book was perfect. Different, Scary, Lovable and Hateful in a good way.
Glad I got to read this one.
So, yes I will totally read another book from this author. And thanks for the book!