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Jul. 23rd, 2013 11:23 am
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The Map of the Sky (Trilogía Victoriana, #2)The Map of the Sky by Félix J. Palma

My rating: 1 of 5 stars


It is very rare that I get more than half-way through a book and finally give up.

Hmmm. What to say? Not a single likable character was encountered, Dear Reader, by this visitor to the pages of this tome. The author's attempts at re-creating a Victorianesque tone was only equaled in its ineptitude by the structure of the work.

Perhaps I am hampered by the fact that I have actually read a great deal of Victorian and Edwardian era fiction, and therefore know how precious (not a compliment in this context) Palma's prose is. When I found myself routing for certain characters--okay, all the characters--to die horrible, bloody deaths at the hand of the extraterrestrials I knew it was just time to step away from the book.

Fortunately, that saves me from having to read the other two volumes in the series. I win.



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