Apr 162014
Review: The WriterThe Writer by Augusto Pinaud
Published by Self published on May 18, 2011
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Thriller
Format: eBook from Free Download
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Rating: dnf

George Mason published the three books that made him famous. His secret is that he never wrote any of them, and when a fourth one shows up he decided to destroy it. That generates an adventure of intrigue, crime and mystery. George runs to look for the missing clues putting his life and the life of those around him, in great danger. Will George succeed or be the protagonist of a fifth manuscript?

While I enjoyed the premise of the story, this was one instance where the writing left me DNFing the book. I found the plot pacing was too uneven. Nothing happened for long stretches, and then too much happened all at once. It was hard to follow and stay engaged.

I found the wording to be very repetitive, with the same details being retold over and over. Combining that with the constant verb tense changes that had me rereading passages to understand what was happening left me exhausted and unable to enjoy the story.

I can usually overlook or read past some minor language or grammar issues, but there were just too many in this story, and I ended up DNFing just as the action started to pick up because it was too much work to read. It seems slightly ironic that I gave up on The Writer because of the writing, but that’s what happened.

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