Official Review: The Water Trade by Rob Smith

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Re: Official Review: The Water Trade by Rob Smith

Post by Zera » 11 Jun 2017, 20:03

Great review. It's a very interesting book for those into that type of genre. I'm somewhat into history but based on the last notes, I'm gonna pass.

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Great review. It's a very interesting book for those into that type of genre. I'm somewhat into history but based on the last notes, I'm gonna pass.

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Post by Kutesophy » 11 Jun 2017, 20:22

The title of the book, the water trade, helps to broaden my thought and left me so many outstanding ideas. It's a brilliant title that makes you want to look forward to reading the book.

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Post by Czarmaine AM » 11 Jun 2017, 20:37

i'm not into historical fiction because it can be too dragging sometimes. Thank you for this insightful review! You've written all I need to know.
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Post by Lady virgo » 11 Jun 2017, 20:57

Its nice and interesting to read,,,I like the idea of this book,,I learned something in the story, I enjoyed the story when I read,

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Post by Swara Sangeet » 11 Jun 2017, 21:05

I enjoy a book which has been well researched on. Congrats on the review! Hopefully the author can rectify the boring parts. I feel like reading this book.

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Post by psychopathycathy » 11 Jun 2017, 21:09

The premise sounds very interesting, but I'm a little put off by how much historical information that was dumped throughout the book. I still look forward to the sample though!

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Post by Katherine Smith » 11 Jun 2017, 21:39

I liked your review and I do agree that the author needed to focus more on the story than its history. I can see why this would be a very thrilling read, but I would have liked to know why the Japanese spy's mental illness was never a fully developed plot line.
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Post by Electrifying » 11 Jun 2017, 21:47

Quite a read! A mother is convinced that her son's illness had a diagnosis. After much researching she finally found what seem to be the exact name and explanation of what her son had. Suddenly a tsunami hit the small town and evrything became chaotic.

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Post by bookworm37 » 11 Jun 2017, 21:53

I am a HUGE fan of historical fiction novels, so I'm looking forward to this read. Thank you for the free download. And I'm with Hannah Greendale, I winced a bit at the mention of entire pages left out. This review was very thorough and honest. Definitely was helpful, thank you!!

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Post by allie2212 » 11 Jun 2017, 22:20

With reading this review, I am not sure it is something that I would be totally interested in. However, I am willing to give any book a try. I look forward to reading it. Congrats BOTD!

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Post by Shreyoshi Sen » 11 Jun 2017, 22:21

A good story can never gain popularity if the writing quality is bad. For me this book is a big no. Nice review anyway.
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Post by Disneyland » 11 Jun 2017, 22:41

In the 'Official Review: The Water Trade by Rob Smith',both strong and weak points have been discussed with equal emphasis.Good to know that the novel is well researched.

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Post by Karen88 » 11 Jun 2017, 22:47

The book being a spy thriller piqued my interest. So, I was sad to know that the writing was found to be boring by the reviewer. But with the author dropping pages of historical information into the narrative, I think what the reviewer wrote is justifiable. The review is very helpful. Thanks.^^

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Post by Chandre » 11 Jun 2017, 22:49

Thank you so much for the free book. Definitely going to read this as historical fiction is very interesting. Well done on book of the day.

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Post by BookishBookkeeping » 11 Jun 2017, 23:10

Thank you for your good review. Historical fiction can be an exciting drama if handled correctly but I'm a bit disappointed to find out that this one is disjointed. :(
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