Discussion of Writing Style

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While reading this novel, I was quite taken by the writing style of the author. It seemed to me to not quite fit a usual "fantasy" style, but it also wasn't quite as alluring as a thriller or mystery.

The closest thing I think I could compare it to, as strange as it sounds, is an Interactive Fiction game... one of those Text Adventures where you type the directions and the narration moves you through the game :lol2:. And I have to say, once I reached the realization that that is what it reminded me of, I loved it! I've never read a novel before that felt that way to me.

I would love to hear everyone's thoughts on how they felt about the writing style, what they would compare it to, and if you think I'm crazy for my comparison! :techie-reference: :tiphat:
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I agree!! Almost like a bandersnatch type of book!
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Oh wow I love how you explained it! that is such an interesting way of describing and I wholeheartedly agree!
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Post by Ceilsyl »

I couldn't agree with you more. The mystery way of writing the novel made it more interesting to read!😊
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You are right, the writing style of the author is peculiar. It is one of the elements that made the book appealing to me.
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I agree to. Sometimes it is really hard to pin down and describe a writing style. Well done.
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I'm in agreement with you. The writing style was actually what one could not point in a particular direction. This made the book unique.
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I'm intrigued and amazed by the writing style of the novel, when the novel opens with the narrator, Dr. Grant Taylor, I was blown away. It's so unique
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Ceilsyl wrote: 19 Jul 2020, 00:25 I couldn't agree with you more. The mystery way of writing the novel made it more interesting to read!😊
I also agree with that from the moment it introduces the novel opens with the narration by Dr. Grant Taylor, I was instantly hooked
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FaithMO19 wrote: 19 Jul 2020, 02:29 You are right, the writing style of the author is peculiar. It is one of the elements that made the book appealing to me.

I like that you call it peculiar! I think that's a perfect word for it. It's really good; I very much enjoy it, but it is in some way... different. :indubitablysmile:
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miss_kinsella wrote: 17 Jul 2020, 14:40 I agree!! Almost like a bandersnatch type of book!
Yeah; I think that is a good comparison! It's such a unique style, I'm glad to see it seems like others agree.
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You are right. It shows the author's creativity, and made the book much more interesting.
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I also enjoyed this writing style and like your description. The author caught my attention from the start and kept me captivated for the length of the book. It has been a while since I have read a book that kept me interested in this way.
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I found that the writing style is the main point that makes this book stand out. I really appreciate when an author has such a unique style!
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I like the way you described it, I didn't think that much about it except that it was really fluent, entertaining, and captivating.
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