- File Size: 2391 KB
- Print Length: 938 pages
- Publication Date: July 13, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005CQ7HWQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,017,049 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Morphine I - Temptation Kindle Edition
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Length over 700 pages
I applaud the author on her creativity and and idea to think outside the box. I even like the way the book started and the set up in which the story was open. But when I realize after a few pages who the story was about, time out, pause, full stop and hold up. Micheal Jackson. Micheal Jackson, does not come to mind when I want to read these kinds of books. I personally think of MJ in a certain way, so when this was based on him or an imitation, it kilt a certain desire, excitement and eagerness in what I originally thought the book was before reading it. I really try to go on to give it a chance but the image of MJ in the way I knew of him keeps coming to mind and it was turning me off. I know there are two more books in the series and I have those as well, but I think I will be putting those away as well.
I like to finish a book full way through and not leave a rating based on half of the story. But it wasn't for me. I'm not saying no body will like this book, give it a try, however, for me I can't finish it. I won't count the author out as I will try her other books, I'm just excluding this series.
I'm not sure if the author left the book description vague on purpose or not. The author states on the copyright page that it's a work of fiction loosely based on real life events. I don't know how loosely this story was based, but I probably would have enjoyed the story more if it was purely a work of fiction.
When I discovered in the first chapter that this novel was based on Michael Jackson I almost put it down. However, I decided to give it a try and started to enjoy the writer's style. I found if I envisioned the Michael Jackson character as a work of pure fiction I could come to like and empathize with him. But the author included too many actual facts regarding his life to make this possible. His family, career, and drug dependency were all included in the novel. This made the story a little too real to be viewed as a work of fiction. As the story progressed and Mr Jackson's other character flaws were revealed it felt like a violation of his privacy to continue reading.
It also seemed like the author had trouble remembering what Michael Jackson's characteristics were supposed to be. His personality went from being very alpha and borderline abusive in one paragraph to whiney and manipulate in the next. He was also emotionally stunted which made it hard to understand the attraction between the characters.
The heroine in the book was also difficult to assess. She was moody, spiteful and a downright bully to her friends. As the novel progressed I expected to see some character growth and perhaps come to care for her a little. Instead I waited and waited until I found myself just sick and tired of their bipolar relationship. "I love you"/ "I hate you" "Stay with me" / "Keep away from me" becomes a little old the fourth time it's used in a novel. About halfway through the book I finally gave up.
If the genre interests you, then give this book a try. But be prepared for a marathon. The first book is over 700 pages, and there are 2 more in this series. Page for page you'll get your money's worth, but given the actual outcome to his life I wouldn't expect a happy ending.
Still, it kind of annoys me how people keep getting "turned off" by the thought that this is loosely based on Michael Jackson. Maybe that should be stated somewhere if it already isn't, but geez...
Maybe in my mind, and as a fan, I just don't what can turn readers off. I think its BRILLIANT. I guess some people have a hard time taking up a different point of view on Michael because he's always been represented as "wacko" despite his obvious genius. Meh..
Still, it is an interesting if not awesome read. I RECOMMEND to ALL MICHAEL JACKSON FANS! I recommend it to people who are even slightly curious of him! This was written as MJ FAN-FICTION, and I don't know what exact changes were made to it after it was published, but nonetheless, Kiya managed to create the BEST (yes, the BEST imo) piece of fan-fiction EVER! (And I've read my share of MJ fiction)
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