Dy's Take

March 30, 2009

The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmondo

Filed under: Book Club,LitFic — Dy @ 18:33

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Withholding opinion til after book club meeting in a week or so–will update then (if I remember, lol).

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***SPOILER SPACE***

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Okay, this sucker really disappointed me.  The blurbs on the back gave away part of the ending, that the kid was found safe and sound. Well, gee, I know how it ends, so that takes away most of the dramatic tension and just leaves boring writing to plod through.

The flashback structure of the story irritated me to no end. As far as I can and could tell the scenes she flashbacked to had absolutely no relevance to the central story–they felt like time-wasters to make a short story into a novel.

I liked the way the author captured how a photographer sees the world, in microcosm and at large, that was interesting.

Not interesting enough to make this downer of a book a keeper, or even  a, “Yea, I might read that again in a few years.”   I like my friends so I can’t pawn it off on them. This book is Paperback Swap-able and that’s about it.

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