This Blog is Dedicated to our dear friend Karen.
When she left this life she left a hole in our hearts as well as several to be read books.
We, her friends, will read these books for her.
This blog will be a sort of book club for us to post our thoughts and feelings about the stories and feelings we have of Karen while we read.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

#274 Witch and Wizard James Patterson


So many things. The dialog was mostly atrocious; the villains sound so blatantly, stereotypically villainous, as if their lines were pulled straight from the Villain Writing 101 textbook, and in fact, so many of the characters sound like tropes of their various character types. The sniping between Wisty and Whit is annoying. The random point-of-view switching between Whit and Wisty is confusing. There is really very little character development at all.

One of the most annoying things, to me, is the authors' reference to musical groups, authors and books, and celebrities - but changing a letter here, a word there, to create fictitious celebrities, etc. In fact, my edition of the book had an actual index of these items, "provided" by the New Order as a list of banned books, musicians, etc. Especially egregious examples: "The Pitcher in the Wheat"; Irish band B4; artist Margie O'Greeffe. I mean, why? What was the point?


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