Sam's Reviews

Sam's Reviews - Jan  Irving Stole this from pbj's review as it sums up my thoughts perfectly (and with a lot less cursing):I liked the characters and I liked the story, I just couldn't connect to either the way this book was structured. It felt disjointed and I often found myself having to go back and re-read passages to make sure I hadn't accidentally skipped a paragraph because I was unsure of when or where I was.The cross-cutting between 'reality' and Sam's fictional world is an interesting plot device, but it wore thin for me when paired with the author's other device of ending scenes in the middle of actions and then referring later to what happened. Even this would have been ok, but I went completely over the edge during the community meeting scene where Sam is (apparently) having single sentence flashbacks to his last sexual encounter with Tall (I think...probably...)