Friday, December 06, 2013

Sail

"Sail" by James Patterson gets 5/5 for pacing from me, but only 2/5 for character development. Try as hard as I did, I couldn't really care about the heroine, her brother-in-law, or her children. The antagonist didn't have any redeeming qualities, either, no softer side that made the reader sympathise with his point of view. I read the book to see what else could go wrong (everyuthing), but all the time it felt as though I was reading the second draft of the novel, and the fleshing out of the events and characters was still to come. It didn't. From a bestselling author, I expect a lot more.

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