Thursday, December 23, 2010

Book Review: Dan Knight's Journey by Edward Smith

I got this book via Bostick Communications. I read the blurb and was interested to read a coming of age story where the main character lives on the edge. I was especially interested because it takes place in NY.

What I found was that it was a well thought out and interesting story line, but it lacked the sort of writer's finesse that separates and idea from a story. The language was a bit too simplistic. By that, I don't mean that I need to read hard to understand language. I mean, it sounded like someone was recounting facts rather than painting a picture for our imaginations:

"...we walked up to Second Avenue and found the Chinese restaurant, Peking Garden. It looked good and smelled good. We got a booth and before long, I was having Chow Mein and my mother had something that I couldn't pronounce. We finished with small plates of ice cream. Then she paid up and we left."
That's not the worst paragraph I read in the book, but it's a pretty good example of the writing style throughout. It may be a hit for some, but I need my brain stimulated a bit when I read.

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