if you're really not expecting much from this book, then it's not all that bad. Wandering through barnes and noble one day i stumbled on this book and became bretty interested to see if he actually had any talent as a writer, or if he was just going off of his last name.
Well, I don't think he is a horrible writer, and honestly i don't find the book to be that horrible. I however wasn't expecting much so that probably has a lot to do with it. The information on the back cover was horrible misleading I honestly thought the book was going to be about something completely different. Also the editing was pretty horrilbe too, I suppose he can't really be blamed for that completely.
I think if Rice just sharpens his story telling skills he'll grow up to be a real good author, currently however his novels are decent enough if you're just looking for a quick read with no real thinking involved (I read this book in one evening with no difficulties)