Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw
After Goodreads featured Strange Practice so prominently a month or so ago, I got on the waiting list for the ebook at my awesome Nashville Public Library, anticipating an enjoyable read whenever it became available.
Boy, was I let down!
Life is too short, and my time is too precious, for bad books, and after slogging through 10% of this ebook, I had to return it to the library. The writing is dull and uninspired, and the characters are only mildly interesting. In the 2 & 1/2 chapters I read, Shaw used the word ‘prepossessing’ 3 times! If an author holds her readers in such contempt that she can’t be bothered to come up with three different synonyms for “attractive or appealing in appearance” in the space of so few pages, if she’s too lazy to reach for a thesaurus to spare her readers the torture of monotonous repetition, she isn’t worth my time. If you’re interested in reading the synopsis on Goodreads, you can click the book’s title above.
I’m really surprised this was a recommended book on Goodreads, and I’m glad I didn’t spend any money on it!