Wednesday, 4 March 2009

The Cave by Kate Mosse

I pounced on this to give myself a break because it was labelled a "quick read" - and only £1.99! Well, the story was well-constructed but unfortunately it was very predicable. You knew everything that was going to happen just about from the first few pages. Cliches abounded as well. Loyal readers, you will know that I am not a stranger to the use of the cliche myself, but when you find yourself looking out for the next tired phrase you know that the writer has overdone it. From "spin like a top" to "noisy enough to wake the dead" to "crack like a whip" they were all there. It serves me right for choosing a book by length!

I believe this series is intended to appeal to people who have not read many books before, but I'm not sure if this is the way to attract them.

Day 147; Book 146