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Posted by brendanstallard on October 22, 2006

Sunday, October 22, 200610:35 AM

Worst book of the year, so far (and very unlikely to be surpassed) is the utterly dreadful: “Natural Selection” from David Freedman. Entirely written to formula, with bad dialogue and idiotic characterization: at times this seems like a book written by a schizophrenic or two people.

At times the prose flows quite well and the dialogue seems real: but then descriptions of the bogey creature come up again and complete romantic disbelief is required to make it acceptable.

I was determined to find my way through this book, because I enjoy a cassandra tale, but this was actually aggravating me more and more to the point where just prior to the eventual denoument I assume will eventually arrive…….I just gave up in fury.

Back to the drawing board, Mr Freedman.

3/10

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