- File Size: 1476 KB
- Print Length: 623 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: August 11, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008WHUPIK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,609,466 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I got 13% into VEIL, then stopped, realizing that I didn't really like any of the characters, or the waiting for the science fiction, or the way the story was being told, or the unnecessary expletives. Oops. I'm forgetting the excessive Naughty Bits and Uck-Fay Wordplay I used near the end in A WALK IN THE RAIN. My bad.
The whole "Being John Malkovich VEIL science fiction thing" was still hidden behind Aaron's veil 13% into the novel. The most interesting character, Jin, was killed straight off (Jin's constricted relationship with Suren reminded me of Brautigan's work; at first, it seemed precious, but once it was gone, I missed it). I jumped ahead, several times, trying to find an enjoyable place to restart. Nope. Either I was unable to suspend disbelief on what was being presented, or the dialogue was too "on the nose," or the writing seemed smoothly superficial, lacking depth.
On the plus side, Overfield's writing is very easy to read (this is actually a considerable accomplishment for a novelist, which is why I look forward to future Overfield output). Most of the experts will confirm that "Easy reading is Hard Writing."
I have been assured by a writer I respect that VEIL gets better later on. It can get better without me. @hg47
Overfield's characters are well written and developed. The reader can relate to them and their personality traits easily.
Veil is at times funny, vulgar, tender, cynical and sentimental. I highly recommend this book to adult or mature readers.
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