Overall rating and opinion of "The Face of Fear" by RJ Torbert

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Re: Overall rating and opinion of "The Face of Fear" by RJ Torbert

Post by Mackenzie Hargis » 30 Dec 2018, 15:52

The characters in "The Face of Fear" by RJ Torbert are well developed and and described by Torbert. However, the novel needs to be thoroughly edited, for there are many grammatical errors. If you can overlook these errors, the plot of the story is worth reading about!

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Post by Kibetious » 31 Dec 2018, 00:28

I am quite sure that if the author will consider doing another round of editing for this book, then it will definitely earn a perfect rating.
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Post by Kibetious » 31 Dec 2018, 00:29

Mackenzie Hargis wrote:
30 Dec 2018, 15:52
The characters in "The Face of Fear" by RJ Torbert are well developed and and described by Torbert. However, the novel needs to be thoroughly edited, for there are many grammatical errors. If you can overlook these errors, the plot of the story is worth reading about!
The quality of character development and plot building is good for sure. I am fascinated by this and I hope that the grammatical errors will be corrected.
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Post by Heiress_Omoh » 31 Dec 2018, 02:23

The message is a very powerful one because fear is an enemy that must be detest at all cost. Nevertheless the work should be improved upon.

Every literary work must be to a reasonable and appreciable extent void of errors.

Thanks.

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Post by Swat3737 » 31 Dec 2018, 13:20

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I rated this book two out of four stars.
I didn't love it.
I was, unfortunately, bored through a lot of it. At least I came away from it knowing EXTENSIVE information about Port Jefferson, which I doubt I will ever use in my life.
I found it hilarious at the beginning of the book when two characters (with busy schedules) were trying to make time to go on a date. In order to do so, they met for coffee to see when they were available and to sort out their schedules.
I haven't read it yet but that is a hilarious trope on modern millenials lol!
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Post by Swat3737 » 31 Dec 2018, 13:22

I was excited to read it based on the description, title and engaging book cover but the reviews make me less likely to read it. The cover is really cool so maybe I'll still give it a chance
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Post by kadhal2018 » 01 Jan 2019, 03:59

I didnt read the whole book but gone through some pages.seems to me as an average book as it is interesting but the author is giving unwanted details to the situations.i know its childish to evaluate a book by reading only some pages like evaluating a film by seeing its trailor only...still i find there is a little bit of lag by reading some pages...hoping it may be get better when i read the balance...

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Post by Dhanaraaj Raghuveer » 01 Jan 2019, 04:41

Does the book really contain as many grammatical errors as stated in this discussion box? Where would one place the plot of the story in standards compared to other detective novels like that of Agatha Christie's?

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Post by preethijkumar » 02 Jan 2019, 05:25

The book starts quite slow but the suspense built can definitely aid in having the reader lingered to the flow. Grammatical mistakes can throw the reader off. Although, overlooking these aspects, this book is truly amazing with mystery, violence, drama, and suspense.

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Post by praisecrown8 » 02 Jan 2019, 14:52

alihaider1336 wrote:
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I liked the book because it tells you about how to cope with your fear. It can really be helpful about those people who fight with their fear and can't cope with it. I recommend it to those people who want to fight with their fear in life.
Exactly that is very true.

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Post by Book Lover 35 » 03 Jan 2019, 01:23

It was an incredible thriller. Great mystery. The grammar errors was what I liked the least.
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Post by Willy 1 » 03 Jan 2019, 08:15

Detective books are usually filled with suspense, good book but it contains lots of grammatical errors.

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Post by Samisah » 03 Jan 2019, 09:12

I haven't read everything. But I like horror and suspense filled books. Having said that, I think it would be educational too. Because fear is one aspect of life, most people struggle with, so any book that enlightens us about it, is welcome!

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Post by Darlynn_Tebogo » 03 Jan 2019, 09:34

I am an avid reader of crime novels but this book just didn't cut it for me despite the fact that it has the horror movie villain, Ghostface! What I like about the book is that Torbet created a suspenseful page-turner; where he intermixed fictional characters with actual residents and establishments of Port Jefferson which made the story all too real. I felt like the cop conspiracy was unnecessary and that the book also had a lot of unnecessary information. Every single thought of every character was pretty much directly stated and it made the book quite boring to read at some parts because it slowed down the action. I would recommend the book to people who are fans of suspense and action. Even though the ending left me with questions that may be answered in a sequel, I don't think I would read it. As a result I will give this book 2 out of 4 stars.

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Post by Alicia09 » 03 Jan 2019, 16:09

I gave this book 3 out of 4 stars for the action, suspense, and mystery surrounding the murders and kidnapping. My favorite thing about this book was how well Mr. Cronin crafted O'Connor's arrest, up to the point where Bud shot him in the ass. My least favorite thing about this book was the fact that Debbie was pretty much acting as jail bait for Robert Simpson for years before she turned eighteen, and the fact that Debbie was glad her mother died. I also disliked the fact that Rachelle was dating Tim, and the fact that she kept acting rude towards Paul the entire book until she finally took his shirt off at the end. WOW. I had to endure over 400 pages of back and forth nonsense between Paul and Rachelle just for a quick kiss with no shirt at the end. Legend has it that they are still deciding whether or not to take her shirt off too.
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