on July 5, 2003
the first half of this novel looked quite promising but then, the construction and the structure of the plot, writing and all the other parts gradually deteriorated into a very messy one. it's like a piece of american quilt with lots of blocks to be sewn together randomly and zigzagged to and fro. bill eidson is supposed to be a good writer but it seems that he just wrote the first half and then be completed by another lousy writer. i also noted that on one of the very front pages there is a line:
in memory of mary and bill eidson" what's going on? bill eidson and his wife got a boat accident or what? kinda worrys me a lot. tried to reach bill eidson's website to verify but his webpages are all outdated. what's going on? but this repo one is indeed a messy turned-out. i am loyal to eidson, so i just barely forced myself to finish it and just don't quite like it.