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Lobby 2. Welcome The Reading Room Reading Challenges, 2010 topic #991
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Date Tue Dec-07-10 12:37 AM
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I'm actually writing a fantasy novel right now that is based on the Steve Berry/Dan Brown style of writing. That made it extra interesting to read this book right now.

All in all, it wasn't the best I've ever read in the genre. There was plenty of action, and the tie-in to Alexander the Great was okay. What bothered me was how schizophrenic the writing was. Berry switched perspectives every page or two - sometimes even every paragraph or two - and that made it very difficult to connect with any of the characters. I felt like I was being held at a distance from them.

I will read the next one in the series, out of curiosity.

  

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Lucy's Shelf [View all] , Lucy, Sun Sep-05-10 06:34 AM
  1. The Alexander Cipher by Will Adams, Lucy, Sep 08th 2010, #1
2. P is for Peril by Sue Grafton, Lucy, Sep 18th 2010, #2
3. Halfway to Heaven by Susan Wiggs, Lucy, Sep 20th 2010, #3
4. Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas, Lucy, Sep 23rd 2010, #4
5. First Impressions by Nora Roberts, Lucy, Sep 25th 2010, #5
6. Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas, Lucy, Sep 26th 2010, #6
7. Minx by Julia Quinn, Lucy, Sep 27th 2010, #7
8. Night Shadow by Catherine Coulter, Lucy, Oct 05th 2010, #8
9. Scandal in Spring by Lisa Kleypas, Lucy, Oct 07th 2010, #9
10. My Lord and Spymaster by Joanna Bourne, Lucy, Oct 21st 2010, #10
11. Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire, Lucy, Oct 24th 2010, #11
12. Dangerous by Amanda Quick, Lucy, Oct 25th 2010, #12
13. A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuire, Lucy, Oct 26th 2010, #13
14. An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire, Lucy, Nov 12th 2010, #14
15. Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews, Lucy, Nov 12th 2010, #15
16. Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews, Lucy, Nov 12th 2010, #16
17. Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn, Lucy, Nov 12th 2010, #17
18+19. Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn and S..., Lucy, Nov 16th 2010, #18
20. The Road to Darjeeling by Deanna Raybourn, Lucy, Nov 19th 2010, #19
21. Someone to Watch Over Me by Lisa Kleypas, Lucy, Nov 21st 2010, #20
22. The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia..., Lucy, Nov 25th 2010, #21
23. The Venetian Betrayal by Steve Berry, Lucy, Dec 07th 2010 #22
24. The Charlemagne Pursuit by Steve Berry, Lucy, Dec 22nd 2010, #23
25. Soulless by Gail Carringer **Goal Reached, Lucy, Dec 22nd 2010, #24

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