Robert D. Spake

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Smashwords book reviews by Robert D. Spake

  • Train to Nowhere on Oct. 01, 2013

    I thought Train to Nowhere was interesting. I enjoyed the world that the author created and actually I was a little disappointed that it wasn't explored as fully as I thought it could have been. I enjoyed the writing style though, it was clear, straightforward and engaging. I especially liked the terms of slang she peppered throughout the dialogue, it gave the story a lot of authenticity and helped me to immerse myself in the world. The book is split into three parts. The first two parts I found very interesting but I'm sad to say the third part lost me a little. It felt like there was a more epic story in there somewhere and I would have preferred to read that. I think part of the problem was that I didn't feel particularly invested in the character the story eventually focused on. However, I did enjoy the parallels drawn between Garland and Hedge and I thought the contrast between their characters was well-developed.