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Secrets Unveiled: 09/17/09
Secrets Unveiled by Sheshena Pledger is a New Orleans thriller told from the point of view of the protagonist and antagonist. Nick Miller wants to escape the madness of the Harris family seeking revenge for the death of Natasha "Cleopatra" Harris.
Pledger writes in short, choppy sentences, sometimes only have a couple words on a line. It makes the book look like an attempt at 300 pages of epic poetry but the result is less than satisfactory.
With competing and opposite points of view it is crucial to have distinct voices for whomever is telling the story. Voice through writing style, word choice and sentence structure adds realism and builds interest. It also makes following the jumps between points of view possible. Secrets Unveiled does not have any obvious distinctions between who is telling the story making the opposition of views pointless.
Comment #1: Friday, September, 18, 2009 at 03:21:52
We all are entitled to our own opinion. But every book we publish is an opportunity for our talent to be honed again and again. There's always room for improvement. After all, great things starts in small beginnings.
Comment #2: Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 13:45:36
That's right and that's what I did. I posted my oppinion based on my experience of reading the book.