This book, to which I had looked forward so eagerly, is written in THE PRESENT TENSE! Believe me, only the fact that it was written by one of my all-time favorite writers and the fact that it was about Ruby Wilcox, one of my favorite characters, kept me reading. A book written in the present tense interferes with "the willing suspension of disbelief" that forms an integral part of the reader's experience. I *know* that the action is not unfolding before my eyes because clearly, the author wrote the words, the Kindle cruncher rendered them into readable format, and the publisher made it available. Watching while the action unfolds is for MOVIES, not books. I stuck with it to the end, but I was disappointed that I couldn't get swept away by the story.
From now on I will not pre-order books even if my favorite authors have written them. I'll wait for the sample from Kindle, then decide whether or not to buy.
- Audio CD
- Publisher: Dreamscape Media Llc; Unabridged edition (20 August 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1974972429
- ISBN-13: 978-1974972425
- Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.9 x 12.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 181 g
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