Entertaining, but Authors should've checked their egos at the door. Sometimes it felt that a character who started out significant was later deemed useless and eliminated. Some might call that a "twist". I found it a little discombobulating. Not a bad book, though.
I'm not very familiar with the many authors who collaborated to write this book. But I would have to imagine that most of them are women. Not a terrible book, just written by women for women. Also alittle disjointed, but what do you expect with 34 authors?
This actually is a pretty gripping story until one of the middle authors starts dripping the "F" bomb for no apparent reason. i can never understand why authors think dropping the "F" bomb improves the story. I never finished the book after that!
A fun concept that has brief moments of fun but over all the story is too disjointed, too many characters to be anything other than an exercise in writing.
This was not time well spent as the story jumped around and lacked solid character development. Plot lines were predictable and there were few, if any surprises. Big disappointmet.
The thing that makes a thriller good is that when you get to the end, the whole thing makes sense. In this frankenstein freak of a book, the authors abandoned that key feature and instead played how many of the characters established in the previous chapter can I kill off for no reason or turn into bad guys. How's about maybe an outline next time? Worthless...
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This book was so highly touted by media reviewers I expected more. To me it read like a screen play and I kept casting the characters in my mind. There were ceertainly a lot of twists and turns in the plot as one would expect with the variety of authors. I think that is also the reason it just never came together for me.
As a school teacher, I was intrigued by the way this book was crafted. With my students, i have created stories where one person starts the story and the plot is passed around until everyone has contributed something to the story. With this novel, I had trouble following this story at times. I had difficulty understanding what theme to focus on and embrace in order to better predict what will or should happen next. While there was a twist ending, I did experience the surprise because I did not really know who to suspect or who to trust. I blame this outcome on the fact that there were so many characters and the authors did not know who they needed to focus on developing and which could be side characters. Mostly I was looking forward to the novel being over so I could start my next book.
I don't think you'd need to be told this book was written by many different authors. It may have created some interesting, unexpected swerves in the plot but it seems have contributed a level of complexity that the story could have done without.
Did not keep me on the edge of my seat like I had wanted and anticipated. You can tell it was not the same writer thoughout, different styles, some good some bad, not a good combination. Overall disappointed.