here comes the predictable review: I love it!!!!! If Neil Gaiman wasn’t online I’d say that I want to have babiez with his talent and imagination but since that would be utterly weird I won’t say it. *g* Seriously his writing is pure magic.
Bald kanns losgehen mit Nanowrimo. Ich bin jedenfalls motiviert. Macht noch jemand mit?
Wenn dein Buch auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse ausgestellt ist und du weisst es nicht mal. Zum Glück geh ich eh am Wochenende. Wohoo!
When your book is displayed on the Frankfurt Book Fair. And you didn’t even know. Life is good!
I picked the 2 stars because there are no 2,5. Because I’m not sure I liked it. Or maybe I don’t want to like it.
The characters, all trapped in their silly little lifes and drama nobody cares for are undeniably human and well written, but they annoyed me so much, that I wondered why I bothered reading on (and yes, annoying me as a reader might be intentional). I get it. Life is fucked, people are hypocrites and don’t I know it, I’ve been unemployed too. But not everyone is, in real life anyways, and taking out one person out of the equation might but doesn’t have to, tip the balance as much as Barry Fairbrother’s death did (let’s not get into speaking names, shall we) and yes, there’s Kay for instance, but still… Also, all the dieing is a bit too much. I don’t think it was necessary to get the point across, that people are biased, egoistic, caught up in their own lifes, fallible and often, suck.
And yet, it did affect me.
So, I honestly don’t know.
The story is fragmented into substories. This is clever and entertaining…but not always. I struggled with some of them because I either confused the people as the story turned up again or I was simply not interested. The idea is good, the topic too, the humor my kind of humor but it didn’t impress me that much.
Das editieren geht gut von der Hand. Ich möchte vor Nanowrimo damit fertig sein und es zu Testlesern rausschicken.