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Liz Loves Books.Com.

Book lover. Stephen King Fanatic. Will try anything once. General Lover of Fiction. Reviewer Everywhere.  All views my own. Mostly.

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No Smoke

Smoke: A Novel - Dan Vyleta

A very brief soundbite review. A brilliant premise and some beautiful writing that left me bored for 3/4 of the book and absolutely adoring of the beginning and the end.


Needed a huge edit to get rid of the verbose over egging of the pudding for the entirety of the middle. WAY too long with lots of descriptive nothing to move the story along not one iota. BUT


The characters were great - the idea behind it was imaginative and intriguing - I wish the author had given more answers and spent less time trying to put beautiful words on the page. Beautiful words are beautiful but they also have to get you somewhere yes?


2.5 stars seems fair. Because I didn't hate it.