Unspeakable Acts-- What do you like most and like least?

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Re: Unspeakable Acts-- What do you like most and like least?

Post by Janetleighgreen » 17 Oct 2016, 10:34

hsimone wrote:I thought the work was original, clever, and though twisted at times, it was something that was hard to put down. :)

The only part that I took "issue" with is the editing and at times the one-dimensional characters. However, the author has stated that she is working on a rewrite that will better these two areas, so I am not overly concerned.

I almost forgot that I felt really bad about Beth, the librarian, getting murdered, and how it didn't seem to affect many of the characters. I would have thought that the brothers would have been more bothered by it, but I guess they had bigger things on their minds.
Thank you for mentioning the rewrite again! I want people to know I'm listening! Lol!

Hum, poor Beth. Yes, they did like Beth and she did call Doug, Douggie. They were knee deep in Martha poop and wanted to figure that all out; so I guess they were distracted. I will look that over in the rewrite and see if I can find some compassion. ☺

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Post by greenstripedgiraffe » 17 Oct 2016, 11:13

The heavy sexual content bothered me. I think the plot went in interesting directions, but I was disappointed that so much of the sexual content was explicit, and it is not personal preference to read a book where someone gets their jollies by hurting people.
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Post by Megwe85 » 19 Oct 2016, 02:39

I do not read many ghost stories because they are usually just too far-fetched. This book did not do anything to change my mind about that. Without the rape scenes, this book was practically "Ghostbusters." I also did not like the poor editing, especially considering I had to pay for the book on Amazon. The one thing I did like about the book was that the ghost characters were well-developed. I thought the author could have done a better job developing the living characters and perhaps giving them more intriguing back-stories. Also, the relationship between Charlie and Doug seemed unnecessary. Overall, I think this book could have used more work.
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Post by hsimone » 20 Oct 2016, 15:21

Janetleighgreen wrote:
hsimone wrote:I thought the work was original, clever, and though twisted at times, it was something that was hard to put down. :)

The only part that I took "issue" with is the editing and at times the one-dimensional characters. However, the author has stated that she is working on a rewrite that will better these two areas, so I am not overly concerned.

I almost forgot that I felt really bad about Beth, the librarian, getting murdered, and how it didn't seem to affect many of the characters. I would have thought that the brothers would have been more bothered by it, but I guess they had bigger things on their minds.
Thank you for mentioning the rewrite again! I want people to know I'm listening! Lol!

Hum, poor Beth. Yes, they did like Beth and she did call Doug, Douggie. They were knee deep in Martha poop and wanted to figure that all out; so I guess they were distracted. I will look that over in the rewrite and see if I can find some compassion. ☺
No worries. I just felt bad for Beth.

I also really liked the glimpses into the past. It had the right amount for spookiness and intrigue that I wanted more!
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Post by Janetleighgreen » 20 Oct 2016, 18:30

hsimone wrote:
Janetleighgreen wrote:
hsimone wrote:I thought the work was original, clever, and though twisted at times, it was something that was hard to put down. :)

The only part that I took "issue" with is the editing and at times the one-dimensional characters. However, the author has stated that she is working on a rewrite that will better these two areas, so I am not overly concerned.

I almost forgot that I felt really bad about Beth, the librarian, getting murdered, and how it didn't seem to affect many of the characters. I would have thought that the brothers would have been more bothered by it, but I guess they had bigger things on their minds.
Thank you for mentioning the rewrite again! I want people to know I'm listening! Lol!

Hum, poor Beth. Yes, they did like Beth and she did call Doug, Douggie. They were knee deep in Martha poop and wanted to figure that all out; so I guess they were distracted. I will look that over in the rewrite and see if I can find some compassion. ☺
No worries. I just felt bad for Beth.

I also really liked the glimpses into the past. It had the right amount for spookiness and intrigue that I wanted more!
Well, you will happy to know that Douggie and Scottie show a little more grief in the rewrite over Beth's death . I didn't go overboard with it, but you should get a feel of more compassion from the boys.

-- 20 Oct 2016, 18:30 --

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Post by hsimone » 21 Oct 2016, 06:18

Janetleighgreen wrote:
hsimone wrote:
Janetleighgreen wrote:
Thank you for mentioning the rewrite again! I want people to know I'm listening! Lol!

Hum, poor Beth. Yes, they did like Beth and she did call Doug, Douggie. They were knee deep in Martha poop and wanted to figure that all out; so I guess they were distracted. I will look that over in the rewrite and see if I can find some compassion. ☺
No worries. I just felt bad for Beth.

I also really liked the glimpses into the past. It had the right amount for spookiness and intrigue that I wanted more!
Well, you will happy to know that Douggie and Scottie show a little more grief in the rewrite over Beth's death . I didn't go overboard with it, but you should get a feel of more compassion from the boys.

-- 20 Oct 2016, 18:30 --

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That's very nice of you to consider my thought on this. Thank you. :)
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Post by Janetleighgreen » 21 Oct 2016, 07:03

hsimone wrote:
Janetleighgreen wrote:
hsimone wrote:
No worries. I just felt bad for Beth.

I also really liked the glimpses into the past. It had the right amount for spookiness and intrigue that I wanted more!
Well, you will happy to know that Douggie and Scottie show a little more grief in the rewrite over Beth's death . I didn't go overboard with it, but you should get a feel of more compassion from the boys.

-- 20 Oct 2016, 18:30 --

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That's very nice of you to consider my thought on this. Thank you. :)
You are welcome. It needed to be done.

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