It took me longer to review the novella than to read it!
is nicely edited. I found two small typos in the entire MS.
ideas of power, desire and human aspirations are quite exciting and, although
the vignettes that comprise this novella are evocative, the author could, if
she liked, flesh out the characters. That would help the reader because, for
such a short novel, there are a lot of characters.
briefness of the vignettes creates tension and drama. It is dramatic and
elegantly written but I feel that the author knows her world very well and I
would like her to share more of it with me.
I am vaguely haunted by the thought that someone who loves this style would
instantly connect with it and not need the novel to be any longer than it is.
The emotions and actions that the author describes are immediate, as if she is
living them herself, which I guess is something we all strive for. I asked
my daughter and she said, yes, she loves vignettes.
and a half stars but, for a lover of vignettes, it could be four.
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