Friday, January 31, 2020
When Reason Breaks, by Cindy L. Rodriguez
Unfortunately, the suicide angle feels artificial. Yes, obviously it provides a direction to the story. But once we get there, the writing falls apart with the narrative becoming disjointed and passive.
I didn't clue in until the afterward that the characters are amalgams of Dickinson or people who moved in her circle. It helps to explain some of the more forced parts of the story. Unfortunately, it is more clever than enlightening or entertaining. Which is pretty much my issue with the entire book.
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