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Archive for December, 2012

Fracture Review

I know this must be such a weird post to follow such a serious post that I just posted, but I think it sorta relates because both deal with death. Anyway, this post is a book review for the book Fracture by Megan Miranda. Please make sure you go to the link in order to get a brief synopsis of the book. Well, I finished the book last week and I thought that the premise of the book was a good one. However, I found the book a little bit hard to read. What I mean by that is that the author left so many loose ends. For example, the author doesn’t really explain what the ability the main character and another character have or how they came to have it. I mean, the main character does try to figure it out but the reasons she comes up are less than satisfactory. Another loose end was the actual ending of the book. I won’t give away what happens in the end, but to me, it feels extremely rushed. It seems to me that the author was trying to write an acceptable “cliff hanging” ending, but ran out of time before she had to turn in her book to her publisher. There are a few other loose ends in my opinion. In addition to the loose ends, I think that some of the characters, especially the main character, are undeveloped. I couldn’t completely relate to any of the characters. Plus, quite a few of the characters seem flip back and forth between one personality and another. Anyway, as a whole, I didn’t particularly care for the book. I think that the book was a good first try for the author but it just fell short. I would only it one and half stars out of a possible five.
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The Shooting in Connecticut

You know I have been thinking about the shooting in Connecticut that happened this past Friday. While I think that the deaths of children and of teachers are tragic, I’m a bit pissed that the only time that the issue of gun control, or any hot topic issue, happens when something like the shootings in Connecticut or at Virginia Tech and Columbine High School. Personally, I think that hot topic issues like gun control should be discussed year-round as opposed to responses to tragedies involving guns.
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