Wasting Good Ideas With Bad Writing.,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: In the Garden of Iden (Taschenbuch)
There is no greater sin than to waste a good idea with bad writing. The author creates a world where time travellers working for a mysterious organization can find themselves in any era of the past. This opening novel moves from the prisons of the Inquisition to Phillip II's Spain, to England just before the Elizabethan era. These are great settings.
Then it is ruined. The main character, Mendoza, is a troubled retiring sort, precisely the kind of character least likely to show off the settings. The love story is prefunctory. The writing is slow. The historical research and descriptions are bland and shallow. If an author is going to take you to neat places, the story has to open those places up!
This book is a great dissapointment, and not worth buying.