This book was great fun. I could almost hear some of the authors laugh as they handed their chapter on to the next author. Obviously they had a wonderful time writing this story together. The interview and extra surprise at the end were a total delight and almost worth as much as the story! All in all, a wonderful read.
If this project didn't have so many notable authors, they might have stayed true to the storyline instead of their egos. So many writing styles did not help this story and it shows in the flow from chapter to chapter. I agree with a previous rater that Alfred Molina provided a great narration.
This was a clever idea and it started out very interesting, but somewhere around the 2/3 point in the story it really fell apart. Nothing was making any sense and suddenly there were characters I had never heard of before. Thumbs down.
I agree with Lloyd “it has taken so many twists and turns that the plot goes from interesting to plausible to "what??".” Each author wanted to make their mark on the story which is understandable but each did not necessarily flow well with the others. The chapter by Lisa was incongruent at best and distracting at worst.
I got The Chopin Manuscript: A Serial Thriller because I thought the premise was interesting; I am now wiser and a book credit down.
The story's not bad, but in every chapter the book dramatically changes direction and alters the main personality. Wouldnt recommended this book.
While the authors' styles were distinct, this diversity did not affect the cohesiveness of the work. Never was I bored; never was I disappointed. Not only was this piece well-written, but Alfred Molina also hit one perfect note after another.I expect some will have a difficult time with the disparate voices, but I urge them to think of this experiment as a hybrid genre. I would definitely buy another work by this collective of authors with this narrator.
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?
Not very consuming whatsoever. A bit disjunctive in thought and substance. With all the "superstar" writers conglomerating their "best chapters" into one book, I was very disappointed. I sincerely hope the Copper Bracelet is coalesced in a much better method. I did not like this book.
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.