Thursday, November 29, 2007

Short Book Reviews

Knights of the Black and White by Jack Whyte - OK, I really wanted to like this novel, and was looking forward to reading an adventure about the Templar Knights. This book reads like a draft outline of a novel in paragraph form. For example, we're told early on that a character has a sparkling wit, and 200 pages on I'm still looking for an example of that wit. There's only sparse dialog here, and what little dialog is very stilted. It's all completely lifeless. Cardboard characters would be a step up from the depth on display here. Thrown across the room because it Stinks!

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