An excellent and well thought out book that asks similar questions to lots of famous and not so famous authors in many different genres. Interesting to see how others work and quite inspirational ideas.
I particularly liked the idea of reading the top ten books in your own genre and checking out their descriptions and covers to compare them with you own.
Half way down the first page I had decided the book was rubbish but by the bottom of the page I was hooked. To say that this book is quirky would be an understatement, but it's quirky in a nice way. Great imagination. This author is one to watch, a Terry Pratchett in the making. Brilliantly written in a style that grabs you and doesn't let you go because the hero is an ordinary person pushed into extra ordinary situations through no fault of his own.
I really enjoyed this book. The author first thought of the characters of the book as a teenager, and she's got to know them well in the intervening years. The book starts off slowly building up the characters, but once you start to care about the participants it builds in tempo and excitement from the half-way point to a thrilling but satisfying ending.
Well written and enjoyable.
The previous reviewer said she found it difficult to put this book down and that the plot was believable. I am afraid my review is the exact opposite. I found the book all too easy to put down and the plot was unbelievable.
I was put off by the badly written first page. There were almost eighty words in the second sentence so I nearly put the book down then.
I hate giving up on a book, and it is very rare that I do so as I know some books take a bit of getting into, so I did persevere to read half the book. In the end the poor style overcame my desire to know how it ended.