Official Review: A Book Without Dragons by Olivia Berrier

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Re: Official Review: A Book Without Dragons by Olivia Berrier

Post by qsusan » 15 Mar 2018, 20:15

Switching tenses is one of my bad habits as a writer. I would like to see and read a successful use of the switch to enhance the reading experience. Perhaps it will help me either fix the habit or refine it.

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Post by londonmartine » 28 Mar 2018, 02:45

Are we not going to talk about the dragons, or lack thereof?! Please tell me that the book has at least some reference to them, and that the title has a point?! Otherwise, why not "a book without dragons, vampires and witches"?!

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Post by Eryn Bradshaw » 28 Mar 2018, 15:19

The title peaked my interest and your review stoked that fire. It might be something I have to pick up the future, if I can get back tense switching. I usually am not a huge fan of when authors do that. Hearing there's a reason for it may make it so I can read through it. I think if I picked it up on my own, without a review, I'd probably just put it down.

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Post by kfwilson6 » 08 May 2018, 12:47

This book sounds really enjoyable. It's one I can easily see enjoying as a movie. I like the example you provided of the author's wit. I find that that kind of humor can serve as comic relief. Great review. I really want to read this one now.

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Post by annxmarie_a » 16 Jun 2018, 23:52

Such an interesting concept for a novel. The tenses being narrated by each character differing has me interested to put this book down on my to do list! Great review!!

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Post by Jonatan156 » 23 Jun 2018, 15:14

That portion of reading that he gave me, was enough for me to want to look for the book online, I love these topics

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Post by Silahmom » 24 Jun 2018, 21:28

Your review is very insightful and left me wanting to know more! I will definitely be reading this book! Thanks!

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Post by Paiges-reads » 02 Jul 2018, 11:39

The cover caught my interest right away, what with the title being A book without Dragons and then having the shadow of a dragon on it. While the review doesn't mention dragons, I am still interested in the book. Technology and what would happen with the sudden absence of it is one of those things that always interest me in sci-fi novels. I also am curious as to the tense switching with the characters - I'm not sure I've seen that done (or at least done well) where I was happy with it but you seem to be pleased and that in itself makes me interested. Thanks for the review!

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Post by Suzy1611 » 18 Jul 2018, 01:09

Sci-fi literature and a futuristic world. Interesting characters. Good review.
I might read the book. Thanks for the review.

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Post by Bookworm911 » 01 Oct 2018, 11:45

Okay "A Book without dragons". Is a wonderful book I sound very interesting plot, good reviews even though dragons were not present.

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Post by A G Darr » 06 Oct 2018, 18:48

Your review was through and intriguing. I like that you addressed that the author switched between different points of view. Normally that is a turn off for me, but you explained the author does it for s reason. It would be interesting to read about a society which slowly loses the technology it is dependent upon. I'll definately add this to my shelf to read in the future.

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