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Review: Body Surfing

28 Jul

Body Surfing
Body Surfing by Anita Shreve
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

more like one and a half…if it hadn’t been a challenge book I probably would have DNF’d it…thankfully, it only cost me $4 on the hardback sale shelf at borders vice full prince…

I had many issues with it – the first being that there was wayyy to much about the authors political views showing through…I really hate it when I start to read a book and there is a section complaining about a certain section or person in the government…it seemed obvious that she also hadn’t done a lot of research about certain aspects. While some might think its not a big deal, there is one part where she makes the statement about someone deciding the run the Boston marathon on a whim (umm, yeah, right…its a competative race to get into and you have to have a certain time in a previous marathon to qualify) and then like 15 pages later, she makes a comment that the same person is barely a runner…say huh?? did I miss something somewhere…

aside from that, the prose just seemed really awkwardly written like it jumped back and forth between first and third person…a good editor was definately needed…

this was my first by Ms Shreve and it will probably be my last

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Posted by on July 28, 2011 in Book Review

 

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