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Lora's Rants and Reviews

My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing. I DO NOT accept review requests but only review books I choose to read and I don't post reviews on Amazon. I'm also persnickity about genre and plot.

Currently reading

Belinda Bauer
Progress: 23%
Ecstasy: A Novel of Alma Mahler
Mary Sharratt
Progress: 9%
Her Name Was Rose
Claire Allan
Progress: 30%
The City of Brass
Suman Chakraborty
Progress: 36%
Unnatural Creatures
Maria Dahvana Headley, Neil Gaiman
Progress: 55%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 64%

DNF at 15%.

— feeling bad egg
Within the Glass Darkly - William Gareth Evans

I was reading this with a group, but I can't go any further. The plot idea was interesting, but the sentence structure screamed amateur at the beginning and has been getting significantly worse. Mostly over use of 'as' and 'had'.


A really gruesome scene at the end of a chapter badly told was the last straw. No impact because of the structure. I'm bored out of my mind and throwing in the towel on this one.