Pacing in Connection with the Themes

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Re: Pacing in Connection with the Themes

Post by ericahs » 08 Mar 2018, 11:13

Details are so vital in pacing. I always ask when reading, are these details going to matter. If they're not going to matter later, why even include them and slow down the whole pace.
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Post by MollyEnter » 21 Mar 2018, 07:37

As I said in my review of the book, I wish the whole story could have been from Melody's perspective. Granted, we would have learned less about the other characters, but the perspective would have been fresher as she was the new one to the group and to fly fishing. The only potential pitfall, though, would be reading too much about learning how to fly fish. :)
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Post by zilizopita1998 » 11 Apr 2018, 14:58

Pacing, enables the readers to keenly read and digest the story efficiently. Great!

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Post by charaz » 27 Apr 2018, 07:29

I am about 3/4 through this book, and I have yet to get interested in even one single character. I read 3-4 novels a week, and this one feels like I'm slugging through med. Waaaaaay too much detail, and the conversations are toooooo detailed and precise. I don't believe anyone talks this way.

I am also a woman who review will be written in that genre...I don't know if I can even give it a three...

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Post by Isabelleva » 04 May 2018, 08:33

I think it is really key and a great sign of how talented the writer is when they have good pacing and can spread the intrigue out throughout the entire book enough to keep the reader engaged but not bored. The slower pace of the book relates well to the slow pace of the theme, the fly fishing esque feel is cool.

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Post by ValBookReviews » 08 Jun 2018, 22:04

Yes an Yes! Read all about here -> viewtopic.php?f=2&t=71123, my published review.
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