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15 Responses to "FPP#5: Curled on Pulleys and Grimed"
February 24, 2006 at 04:26 PM
I don't care for beginning that seem to be trying too hard to shock or interest the reader. If feels like overtelling to catch my attention rather than drawing me in.
February 24, 2006 at 10:29 AM
Why ". . . sight, of him . . ." ? It's enough to dissuade me from reading paragraph 2.
February 23, 2006 at 03:56 PM
I would keep reading. I like novels with children as characters, and it doesn't seem especially manipulative to dangle this one in danger before our collective noses.
Lynn Ceteras Huerta
February 22, 2006 at 02:19 PM
Experience says the Author will continue to make obvious statements throughout the book. No one is prepared to see what she saw. I won't keep reading, I prefer a subtler approach. Catchy subject matter is not enough.
February 22, 2006 at 12:58 PM
I like the first sentence. From there on it reads (for me) like a send-up of Hemingway on one of those mornings he shoulda stayed in bed.
February 22, 2006 at 11:52 AM
Would I read more? No. The writing is clunky & the tired device is so obvious - why would I want to read something so unimaginative?
Result(s) 1-6 of 15
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