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Mozershmozer

Colorado
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Odd characters in an odder world

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-19

This novel is the story of two Plumbesses, Seg and Eck, alternating between their childhood apprenticeship in The Orphanage, and their adult lives where they seek out work in a fanciful world of magic and plumbing. Alison Campbell delivers a very solid narration, providing each character a unique tone to carry their unique personality. The characters themselves are the most powerful part of this book, followed by the strange setting. I personally wish the world were fleshed out in more detail, but aside from that I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end.

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Man I dunno...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-19

Previous reviews of this book convinced me to give it a chance, but I honestly can't figure out what others were seeing in it. The premise is sort of interesting, but the characters are flat, the dialog is laughable, the "psychology" would make a robot cringe, and the entire thing feels like it was stitched together by an intern on a friday afternoon. Even the Harem aspect (which is not something I was particularly looking forward to) was woefully under-delivered. The only thing about this book I can honestly praise was Chris Graves' performance, which was pretty good considering what he was working with.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Learn when to say no

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-21-17

Would you recommend Crosstalk to your friends? Why or why not?

Very very interesting take on telepathy, specifically on how to harden yourself against the deluge of unwanted voices and how to combat other psychics. For anyone who likes meta-thought this would be interesting, I think.

Any additional comments?

The main character of this novel is incapable of saying "no" to anything at all. There are countless moments in the story where a simple "no, go away" or "I'm no longer going to participate" would COMPLETELY SOLVE all of her problems, but she doesn't even consider putting her foot down!

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