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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

The Goblin King (A Tale of the Seven Kingdoms) (Volume 1)
Michael Card
Progress: 49%
Heart of Darkness
Robert Hampson, Joseph Conrad
Progress: 24%
First Epiphany Of The Time Vandal
Harry Bowling
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Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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The Grand Phantom

The Grand Phantom - Harold Cloninger

by Harold Cloninger

 

This one came out of my free book slush and the cover and title gave me a Phantom of the Opera vibe, so I decided to read it. It didn't actually follow the plot of Phantom of the Opera very much, but was an interesting story in itself. I think it could have been fleshed out a lot more as it came over as YA Horror and though it alternated between two time frames, there weren't any real sub-plots.

 

The characters were reasonably well done. At least they weren't all the same. Overall I had the impression of a not very experienced writer, but one with potential. It was an enjoyable enough read anyway