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Worse Than Being Alone by [Clark, Patricia]
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Product Details

  • File Size: 4018 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publication Date: July 9, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008J6RN0C
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I put this book aside half-way through. Although I may pick it up at a later date and try it again, it was too disjointed for me to follow. I note the glowing reviews from other readers, and half to say the writer is clever with words, descriptive and has a good basic plot. Two childhood friends reunite and create a private investigation company that uncovers insurance fraud. What DID bother me was there was too much 'train of thought', so the story lacked (for me, anyway), the glue to keep me reading. It simply jumped around too much. And, since much of it was written in first person, sometimes I had to deduce from context whether Roni or Kitty was the active character in that particular sequence.

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.
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This book has an interesting premise and is an easy read. There were too many short, undeveloped subplots of extraneous characters that distracted from the main story. I was also distracted by the change in narration. Having one character tell her view of the story while we still got the omniscient narrator telling us everything else seems pointless. But the main story did keep my interest.
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By rcdac on May 29, 2013
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I got WORSE THAN BEING ALONE by Patricia Clark based on the book's description and the numerous glowing reviews. I couldn't have been more disappointment. I really wanted to like this tale, it started with a great premise and promising characters and it was set in the St. Louis area. A place which I am very familiar but in the end I just couldn't like this story. Sadly, it had more to do with the story-telling than the story itself.

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.
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This is my first read from Patricia Clark but it won't be the last. The crime-solving duo found here are lovable, funny and smart. This book should appeal to any cozy mystery fan. There are enough sub-plots to hold your interest until the end. The book is well-written and edited. It doesn't appear that this book is part of a series, but I certainly hope it becomes so. A good lightweight summer read!
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This was an ok read. I can understand how someone would go to great lengths not to be alone. It definitely pays to be more careful when making life changing decisions. This book is a great example of what can happen to an unsuspecting lonely person.

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.
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This story is supposedly based on a true story, and since the author tells you the whole plot in the forward, there's not a whole lot of reason for someone not connected with it to keep reading.

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.
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but enjoyable....i do not believe the fbi would blow off a serial killer. it was a brainless romp fun but not noteworthy.
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I just finished a licensing exam that I had been studying six months for and I just wanted to read something entertaining. This novel certainly is entertaining, it was fast enough and quite enjoyable because of the two female protagonists. It's perfect for summer vacation because it's compelling enough so that I wanted to keep reading, yet not too complex so that I could have the intellectual break I needed.
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