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Category: Laura Tolomei’s Reading Reviews & Thoughts

Laura Tolomei’s Reading Reviews & Thoughts

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Review by LallaGatta – Country Cottage Mysteries by Addison Moore

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Terrible, just terrible!

I'm sorry. I'm not charmed by Country Cottage Mysteries.

Not one bit.

If the concept behind this series isn't half-bad, its realization is awful. The way the authors make their animals think, tells me that they've never had a pet in their lives. Seriously, how can you even imagine that a cat can know what a car trunk is, much less describe it?

There are limits in portraying cats and dogs as though they were regular people, and the authors have crossed every single one of them!

And what's with the jealous, possessive twist? Since when are people properties to be treated no better than things? To be fenced off and fought over?

The underlining message of these books is worse than the portrayal of the animals, if at all possible. Maybe, someone should explain to the authors the meaning of dignity, of love and friendship, in the hope it can somehow improve their books.

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Review by LallaGatta – The Weeping Woman of Putten by Alyce Bailey

 

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The Weeping Woman of Putten by Alyce Bailey

 

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The wretchedness will seep into you until you drown in unforgettable sorrow.

The Weeping Woman of Putten by Alyce Bailey portrays the tragedy that has been Nazi Germany in all its cruelty, with torture made more vicious by the realization of the impending defeat. Although the writing style isn't flawless, I rate this book…

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Review by LallaGatta – In Pale Battalions by Robert Goddard

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Not a bad read, but…

I have some issues with In Pale Battalions by Robert Goddard that have diminished my enjoyment of the book.

The language and writing style is one of the things I've least appreciated. They are convoluted, old-fashioned, and pompous. I think the story would've been more enjoyable if delivered in a breezy, straightforward style, instead of narrating in such a roundabout way.

The second thing I've found frustrating is the length of the novel, which is too long. If the author condenses the waiting for relevant information, instead of dragging it for pages on end, the book would be at least one-third shorter. As a reader, I've had the sense of being on the brink of an action that either never comes or is unreasonably delayed yet again.

It's just too bad because the plot is intriguing.

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