My deleted review on Amazon titled, In Love with the Sound of her own Voice:
When this book was pointed out to me because of ___________________and _____________________, I read the annoying blurb and thought that the story sounded interesting and was possibly something I would enjoy.
Granted the blurb was annoying in the extreme but the STORY, the story is what’s important, right? Not here, not in this book.
I struggled through the sample on Amazon and, wow, does the author NEVER just shut up and write? I was overwhelmed by a wall of pretentious verbiage that moved with the speed of a mongoose on crack (thank you MJD).
The characters and the story recede under the fast moving avalanche and stay cowering in the background too intimidated by the author’s overwhelming presence to come forward. Too bad. If Llewellyn would just stop being a WRITER and start writing the story it might be worth the time.
So I’m not allowed to say the author gets in the way of her own story? Guess not, and if I can’t criticize her voice/her style now what else will I be forbidden to criticize soon?
Seriously? You want her to quit being a writer and just write? You mean like you’re doing now? Kind of seems like you’re just flinging crap at a wall and hoping that some of it sticks. Maybe you should only rate books that you’ve actually read.
Since my blog I have read between 25%-50% of the book and I still have the same opinion. I may fling crap at a wall but Pittman flings it at Amazon customers and asks them to buy it. BTW, she recently was behaving badly again so I checked and, yes, she had another book she was either releasing or running a promotion on or something.
You should read my post again since I did not say she should stop being a writer, I said she should get out of her own way and write the story without all the gimmicks. She’ll be around for a while and then all of you who think she’s so edgy, so inventive will find the next so edgy, so inventive “author” and forget all about her. Pittman is all flash, no real staying power.
Have you read her right wing diatribes? I can give you the links if you’re interested.