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What disappointed you about The Weeping Books of Blinney Lane?
I hate to give a well-meaning book such a low rating, but it appears no editor ever looked at this manuscript. It was hard to get lost in the story because the writing was so riddled with errors. The author thinks "droll" means "dull and dreary" (and she loves the word and uses it repeatedly). A "worrisome person" is apparently someone who worries a lot. "Machismo" is an adjective. Someone "likely would have *went* insane." Etc., Etc.<br/><br/>The concept and plot were intriguing enough, but the characters never came alive for me at all. Perhaps a compelling narrator could have overcome the writing flaws, but the narrator seemed to read everything in the same mildly stern tone regardless of the emotion of the scene. She also frequently stressed the wrong words in sentences, obscuring the meaning.
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