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I don't recommend this book!,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Divergent (Divergent Series) (Taschenbuch)
I personally wouldn't recommend this book. If you're looking for a good dystopian novel, try 'The Hunger Games' ' it is better written, more elaborated and complex.
My problem isn't that this book is simply meant for entertainment, and isn't really thought-provoking, because that's what I expected and accepted. However, that is not an excuse for it to be poorly written.
To me, somehow, this book seems like it's not finished, yet. It kind of seems as if it's a draft and was published too soon.
* The world that Veronica Roth has created is poorly described. She gives brief descriptions of the setting, but she doesn't go into enough detail as to how, why on earth, when and by whom the factions were created, how they interact and what their history looks like.
In order to make me believe her story and be absorbed, she would have had to create a credulous, detailed and logical setting.
* The description of Beatrice's character is not coherent, AT ALL. Apparently, her 'problem' in her faction is being too selfless and therefore drawing negative attention to her. But her actions are more often than not the opposite of selfless. She is happy to see other initiates fail and she always talks about her being in the wrong faction (Abnegation) for the past sixteen years, because she just can't be as selfless as she should be. But then sometimes she seems to be the most selfless person on earth. Of course, her being divergent means that she doesn't belong in only one faction, but her actions and thoughts are really not coherent.
* Violence and brutality are big topics in this book and that not really a problem. But what isn't okay, is that they are glorified. Tris somehow really enjoys violence and when somebody insults her, her initial thought is that she would love to smack that person in the face right now. In the beginning, she worries about the violence but definitely not for a long time.
* The pacing of the book is not balanced. There are some really slow parts and in the end is terribly rushed.
* The story is predictable in many parts.
* The author often contradicts herself (!) and quite a few parts of the book make no sense. It often feels like she just takes the easy way out and doesn't give logical reasons and explanations for many events.
(e.g. when a character, who is kept under control by a special simulation that controls everyone, somehow miraculously regains control of himself when Tris talks to him. The explanation is "I don't know, I just heard your voice." What?!)
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Ersteintrag: 05.06.2014 01:13:35 GMT+02:00
Kahlan Amnell meint:
i couldn't agree more...
especially regarding the factions...
they just don't make any sense.
i know the point was to separate them into different charakteristics...but for me that just doesn't mean dividing them into a group that basically just jumps off buildings and gets tattoos, one where everyone is a b**ch and wears glasses, one with a bunch of hippies who mix drugs into their food, one where giving gifts is SELFISH, and one where the people are portrayed as robots, because they like honesty...
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