Do you like Gillam‘s writing style at the beginning of the book "House of Eire" ?

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Do you like Gillam‘s writing style at the beginning of the book "House of Eire" ?

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At the beginning of the book , i had difficulties in understanding . The first few pages seemed heavy for me . As I struggled reading , I began to enjoy it and got the Rhythm of the book . The writer used this pattern and tools to capture the readers .

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Reading the beginning I wondered if I was missing something because I didn't read the first novels in this series. Probably it's just not my kind of novel.
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Indeed it takes time to get used to a writer's style whomever it is. I believe this book is no exception.
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Princepetr10 wrote:
26 Mar 2020, 06:49
At the beginning of the book , i had difficulties in understanding . The first few pages seemed heavy for me . As I struggled reading , I began to enjoy it and got the Rhythm of the book . The writer used this pattern and tools to capture the readers .
I think I fully understood the book after finished it. I had trouble at the beginning too. I credit it due to the fact that this is a series after all, so maybe I missed out on not reading previous books.
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NetMassimo wrote:
26 Mar 2020, 07:51
Reading the beginning I wondered if I was missing something because I didn't read the first novels in this series. Probably it's just not my kind of novel.
I feel the same. I haven't read the previous book either. I would say the writing is a bit dry. I don't know. It takes time to get into it.
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The style of the author was new to me. I felt confused at first. I had to start go over to the beginning twice. But I loved the slowed paced way she told the story.

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I did not like the pace at the beginning of the story. It's slow and I found it hard to connect with the story. This made me give up on completing reading the whole book.
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AntonelaMaria wrote:
26 Mar 2020, 13:44
NetMassimo wrote:
26 Mar 2020, 07:51
Reading the beginning I wondered if I was missing something because I didn't read the first novels in this series. Probably it's just not my kind of novel.
I feel the same. I haven't read the previous book either. I would say the writing is a bit dry. I don't know. It takes time to get into it.
Dry. That's the word. The writing at the beginning is not seasoned in a way that motivates the reader to keep on reading and connect with the story. I did not finish reading the book.
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it took me some time to understand at the beginning but after few pages I got the writer style and start to enjoy.

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I didn't notice a difficulty. I guess I just felt that it was like a lot of the action books that I read: it dropped readers into the middle of a scene and we had to pull context clues.
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I didn't have any difficulty with the writing style at the beginning of the book.

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Nerea wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 01:31
AntonelaMaria wrote:
26 Mar 2020, 13:44
NetMassimo wrote:
26 Mar 2020, 07:51
Reading the beginning I wondered if I was missing something because I didn't read the first novels in this series. Probably it's just not my kind of novel.
I feel the same. I haven't read the previous book either. I would say the writing is a bit dry. I don't know. It takes time to get into it.
Dry. That's the word. The writing at the beginning is not seasoned in a way that motivates the reader to keep on reading and connect with the story. I did not finish reading the book.
Sorry to hear that but I completely understand. I did have to "make" myself keep on reading. But the later on it did became better. Or I just got to used to it. Better luck with your next read.
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I enjoyed the writing all the way through, although I did think the ending went off the rails a bit. I would like to read the first two books in the series.

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Nerea wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 01:31
AntonelaMaria wrote:
26 Mar 2020, 13:44
NetMassimo wrote:
26 Mar 2020, 07:51
Reading the beginning I wondered if I was missing something because I didn't read the first novels in this series. Probably it's just not my kind of novel.
I feel the same. I haven't read the previous book either. I would say the writing is a bit dry. I don't know. It takes time to get into it.
Dry. That's the word. The writing at the beginning is not seasoned in a way that motivates the reader to keep on reading and connect with the story. I did not finish reading the book.
Agreed. I didn't feel compelled to keep reading. And I didn't feel like it picked up very much during the course of the book. I struggled through the whole thing. I guess the style just wasn't to my liking.
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