Friday, February 1, 2008


I just finished reading a book by a LDS author. I was sucked into the book, the plot was good, the characters were well rounded the dialogue and sub plots were well done. I had a hard time putting it down. The author painted a well defined picture in my head. Then I got to the last few pages and the author dropped me on the head. The last scene which should have in my opinion been much longer was just a few pages and it ended with very little information. It was very inconsistent with the rest of the book. I closed the book and put it down with a sour taste in my mouth.

I wonder what happened... was that the way they wanted it? Did the editor change it? Did the author get tired of the book and saw the end and hurried to finish it? I don't know and probably never will. But I was definately disappointed.

Three more posts!!!!!!

1 comment:

~paulette said...

Without sounding mean: out of all the "mistakes" (or whatever you want to call it) an author can have, that's got to be one of the most unfortunate. I mean, every word is important, all the way through... but the last scene is the flavor you leave in their mouth and can determine whether the reader wants to go out and by more from the same author or just pick up whatever else happens to be on the gendre's shelf. Kindof like a fabulous dessert with a horrible bitter/sour after-taste. No matter how sweet, you eventually stop eating it, cuz of that dang left-over unapealing and lingering flavor that you just can't simply ignore.