- File Size: 4018 KB
- Print Length: 272 pages
- Publication Date: July 9, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008J6RN0C
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81,795 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Worse Than Being Alone Kindle Edition
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Everyone else seemed to love this book, so maybe I should chalk it up to a short attention span on my part? The writer went for witty, modern, and clever, but it just didn't work for me.
For starters I didn't care for the Prelude that Clark opened with, it seemed kind of amateurish to me. Clark then continues amateur hour by beginning the very second paragraph of the story with: "My name is Kitty Talty. Roni Edelin and I are the main characters in this saga." Talk about telling not showing. Both of these problems really made it hard for me to suspend disbelief and enjoy the story.
But the real kicker for me was that Clark constantly changed Point of View (POV). She starts telling the tale from Kitty's point of view in the first person then just when I started getting into the story and feeling some empathy for Kitty, Clark changes POV to Roni in the third person in Chapter Three. Then in Chapter five she switches back to Kitty in the first person. I'm sure Clark had a great artistic reason for constantly switching the POV from first person to third person but it diminished the story telling for me.
There is no way I can recommend WORSE THAN BEING ALONE.
The book did jump around from first person to third person--kind of awkward to keep up with. I really didn't care for the ending. It would be an ok beach read.
As well, because it's "true to life," it just kind of wanders around. The author missed the class where the writing teacher tells you something along the lines of "Just because it's true doesn't mean it's good fiction." Rather the opposite. This needs to be recast as good suspense fiction (lose the forward for starters).
I don't care where it's going if I'm falling asleep getting there. I just couldn't be bothered going back after a certain point, because there was no interest, intrigue, mystery, or tension.
This needs to be rewritten as true crime, or faction, not the present meandering life.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I breezed my way through this book and loved every page. The writing style is so smooth and readable and the story is so good that time just flew. Read morePublished 20 days ago by B. Mckee
This book is typical Patricia, not much substance, fairly predictable. This is a beach read for sure. I would recommend it only to people who eat an easy read.Published 1 month ago by GA girl
Interesting, complicated and some very unusual twists.
Dynamics among the characters fascinating.
I found it difficult to put down the book until finished.
Several spelling errors, but thoroughly enjoyed the read. Will look into other books by this author. I used to be a workers comp adjuster, and this was fun.Published 2 months ago
I now have a new favorite author. Worse than being alone captivated me.Published 2 months ago by DanaE
This was a great story. Good summer beach read!! Will continue to read more of Patricia Clark's books when available on book bub.Published 2 months ago by York customer
I have read another book by this author that was a little cheesy but not too bad, this book was terrible. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rachel
Go o d down to the last page. I have enjoyed it immensely and shall not only recommend this pleasure to others while looking for another book written by Patricia ClarkPublished 3 months ago by Gita Sturtevant