|Submitted by Farnés |
(Dec 05, 2005)
Right from the start, something felt wrong with this book. It probably has something to do with the way the author introduces you into this new world. The problem is he doesn't realy introduce you, he just throws you right in, without further explanation. I honeslty do not need a detailed explanation in order to understand what I'm reading, but the way this story starts, made me feel this book was not going to have any depth. And it didn't.
I kept reading to see if the book, the story and the writing would get any better.
The story itself is not that bad, but the writing is. Garth Nix writes anything but fluent. Sentences, even words just don't feel right. Although the story is extremely predictable, I did get surprised sometimes when something happened. One moment I was reading about one thing, then the next sentence there's something I didn't expect to read so quickly.
Reading this book was like hearing someone having a speech read from a peace of paper in the most monotone way I've ever heard.
I wonder if Garth Nix had any fun writing this book. It seems like he was forced to write it. Within meaby three days.
I missed the passion I often feel in the writing.