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"eco builder"
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 63% (10 of 16)
Location: Toronto, Canada
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 278,136 - Total Helpful Votes: 10 of 16
A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book&hellip by George R.R. Martin
6 of 12 people found the following review helpful
It's not a bad book... but it's not really that great either. The other four books had me completely immersed. This one... I just didn't really care what was happening. Mostly because what was happening seemed unnecessarily tedious. If I look at where the main characters of the multi-plots within this book were at the start and compare it to the end of the book... for the most part they're pretty much in the same place, or close to it, doing the same things. I suppose part of it is just me. There are some plots and characters which I care nothing about. In this book it's Stannis and Bran. I honestly don't see how these two characters and their developments are having any real impact… Read more
The Mysterious Flame Of Queen Loana: An Illustrate&hellip by Umberto Eco
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I'm a big Umberto Eco fan, however this book did not do it for me. At all.

It started off great, I really enjoyed the first part of the book and was hooked very early on. The mid section of the book though was so excruciatingly boring that I came close to not completing it many times.

The mid section is absolutely filled with external references and quotes. So much so that Umberto's own writing gets lost amongst it. It's dreadfully boring to read, though the story maintains some interest.

The last third of the book I liked... until the scattered conclusion of an ending.

Anyway, I don't want to go into great detail and introduce spoilers,… Read more
The Sword of Truth, Boxed Set I, Books 1-3: Wizard&hellip by Terry Goodkind
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars average at best, Feb. 5 2010
Well, this is disappointing. I unfortunately bought all three of the boxed sets without having ever read any works by the author. I simply went on reader reviews.

Honestly Terry Goodkind just isn't that good of a writer. He has some great ideas and the story is pretty good, but man, the writing is poor. He uses the same descriptions over and over and over. Repeated phrases used for describing emotional and physical characteristics as well as movement drove me nuts. I found the repetition to stand out so much that it seriously reduced my enjoyment of the first three books.

Not only that, however the editing is really poor. I'm not sure if it's just the re-release… Read more