- Posted by Johanna on April 9, 2008 at 7:35 am
- Category: LinkBlogging
Reviews I Agree With cover books I’m not reviewing myself (usually because I have nothing to add, or they’re worth talking about but not to my taste).
… a sometimes frustrating collection of strengths and weaknesses. Brown displays some good instincts in the development of concepts and characters, but his grasp on pacing and structure needs work….
So Conrad is juggling career issues, possibly unwanted romantic closure, and unfinished emotional business that ties into his autonomy as an adult. The book has promising architecture, thematically linked but tonally varied. Unfortunately, I don’t think Brown is enough of a juggler to keep things in balance. There’s a lack of focus. It’s a book where everything almost works, but the storytelling is nowhere near as tight as it needs to be to succeed.