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Official Review: Professor Flintwick's Dream Machine

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Official Review: Professor Flintwick's Dream Machine

Post Number:#1 by Amagine
» 18 Apr 2017, 12:20

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Professor Flintwick's Dream Machine" by Dominic R. Daniels.]

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1 out of 4 stars
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Satsuki Flintwick only wanted to make friends and explore the world. Instead, she works at her grandfather’s shop and she help him with his dream of bringing his creations to life. Her grandfather, Professor Flintwick, frequently uses his favorite creation, the “Dream Machine,” to enter an imaginary world full of dragons and other creatures.

One day, he disappears into the Dream Machine and hadn’t been seen in days. Satsuki starts to worry about him. She becomes even more frightened when a fox spirit tells her she needs to enter the other world to save her grandfather from evil forces. Satsuki must now fight off demons and evil spirits in order to save her grandfather. She always wanted to explore the world, but did she really want this?

Dominic R. Daniel’s Professor Flintwick’s Dream Machine, is a story of adventure and fantasy. The author demonstrates detail in describing both the imaginary world and Tokyo, Japan, where the story takes place. At times, the story was too descriptive as the author describes every sound, scent and action in a scene. There were a lot of unnecessary details where there should have been more plot.

The novel is a little over a hundred pages, so it is relatively short. I would have preferred if the novel was longer. The plot was rushed as it quickly jumped from one scene to the next. The characters aren’t properly fleshed out and they all end up flat. The only thing that I made note of about Satsuki’s character was that she was brave and loyal to her grandfather. There was nothing else that I learned about her because the author didn’t take the time to build on her character. Her grandfather, Professor Flintwick, wasn’t a rounded character either. The only thing that I was able to learn is that he’s passionate about his work. All the other characters in the book aren’t worth mentioning.

I rate this book 1 out of 4 stars. There were a few grammatical errors, but that wasn’t my main concern. The plot is rushed and not elaborated on. It’s hard to build a connection with the characters because they don’t have anything that a reader can build from. The author was very descriptive in language, but it was overdone and unnecessary. The story would have benefitted from more scenes and more descriptions of the characters than anything else. Until this book is revised and has more plot added on, I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. Once it has gone through revisions, this book would be perfect for Japanese anime fans or any reader who enjoys a sense of adventure.

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Re: Official Review: Professor Flintwick's Dream Machine

Post Number:#2 by Shreyoshi Sen
» 20 Apr 2017, 01:08

Thanks for the honest review. I was thinking of buying this one but now, I have completely changed my mind.
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Re: Official Review: Professor Flintwick's Dream Machine

Post Number:#3 by Amagine
» 20 Apr 2017, 05:18

Shreyoshi Sen wrote:Thanks for the honest review. I was thinking of buying this one but now, I have completely changed my mind.


Thanks for reading! :D
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Re: Official Review: Professor Flintwick's Dream Machine

Post Number:#4 by kandscreeley
» 20 Apr 2017, 07:45

This doesn't sound like my type of story even if it was done well. Since it was just really rushed and not fleshed out properly, I definitely won't be picking it up. Thanks for the review though.
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Re: Official Review: Professor Flintwick's Dream Machine

Post Number:#5 by Amagine
» 20 Apr 2017, 08:55

kandscreeley wrote:This doesn't sound like my type of story even if it was done well. Since it was just really rushed and not fleshed out properly, I definitely won't be picking it up. Thanks for the review though.



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Re: Official Review: Professor Flintwick's Dream Machine

Post Number:#6 by LivreAmour217
» 20 Apr 2017, 11:26

It's a shame that the book is so poorly written. The concept sounds interesting, but flat, lifeless characters always ruin a story! Great job on this review!
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Re: Official Review: Professor Flintwick's Dream Machine

Post Number:#7 by Amagine
» 20 Apr 2017, 11:36

LivreAmour217 wrote:It's a shame that the book is so poorly written. The concept sounds interesting, but flat, lifeless characters always ruin a story! Great job on this review!


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Re: Official Review: Professor Flintwick's Dream Machine

Post Number:#8 by Meggie Lou
» 29 Apr 2017, 17:09

When I first started to read your review I was excited about the prospect of an awesome and fantastical story. It is unfortunate when a good idea doesn't seem to match up with the follow through. THank you for reviewing this :)
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Re: Official Review: Professor Flintwick's Dream Machine

Post Number:#9 by Amagine
» 29 Apr 2017, 20:14

Meggie Lou wrote:When I first started to read your review I was excited about the prospect of an awesome and fantastical story. It is unfortunate when a good idea doesn't seem to match up with the follow through. THank you for reviewing this :)


Thank you so much for reading! :D
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