Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Dream Girl


       Despite writing with powerful and excellent voice and despite fabulous imagery, S.J. Lomas' novel, Dream Girl, just couldn't keep me hooked. Strong characters in interesting situations could not make up for how often I found myself thrown from the story by the tense switches between character. Christine looked, Gabriel sees, she ran, he runs, she dreamed, he wrote. It was too distracting, which is sad, because Lomas has a lot to offer, and the dark atmospheric qualities of Dream Girl make me want to be able to recommend it. I hope to see more from this author in the future, because seldom does a writer establish such strong voices so quickly in a story, and I'd like to read some more from S.J.'s imagination.

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