Discussion of Writing Style

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Post by emeraldlaurice012 »

It's different and gives a unique taste to the book
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Post by eddhee_ »

The writing style is superb. An engaging piece l must say.
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Post by Helen91 »

The author's writing style made his work unique and really interesting. It's peculiar
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Post by dm1971 »

Yeah, I completely agree with you on the interactive fiction "feels" of the book's style. The book falls under fantasy/science fiction genres since most of its elements are from those (such as the lost world and prehistoric animals/vegetation), but the style feels as if I am being introduced to the settings while I am supposed to make a decision, except I am reading the decision of Grant, not mine.
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Post by Book Lover7 »

Yeah you're right the author's style of writing was different and more unique.
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Post by DBNJ »

You have described the writing style entirely different way and I loved that :) . Sometimes, it is difficult to comprehend the writing styles of authors. Specially, if the novel belongs to fantasy genre. :tiphat:
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Post by Wyzdomania_Gskillz »

The fact that a lot of the usual elements of the sci-fi fantasy genre were 'finetuned' by the author, in a way that still didn't take away from the book or make it less interesting, speaks a lot about the author's unique writing style.
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Post by Vickie Noel »

The writing style did feel a little peculiar, but it was entertaining just as much.
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Post by Intel »

I agree it really does make sense when you put it that way!
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Post by Bigwig1973 »

The writing style is definitely a bit different. He uses a lot of dashes, semi-colons, acronyms, italics. His writing is rather descriptive, which is nice. Sometimes the sentences are really short, it seems and other times, they feel short but they are actually longer. He doesn't use a lot of exclamation points - when Grant tells Irina that he caught someone breaking in, that was not worthy of an exclamation mark - but often times any time he cusses, then there is one...Stereotypically (at least, I think to Americans), Russians don't ever get real excited about much. So, I wonder if the writer was thinking this when he wrote it? So, to a Russian, getting your place broken into is no big deal, but cussing is very exciting. Weird.
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Post by zainherb »

I enjoyed the writing style also. It was unique and entertaining. I love books such as this with unique writing styles.
I particularly like the way you described it.
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Post by PeterRabitt20 »

It seems quite different. I applaud the author for going against the grain. I wonder if it was done on purpose or by accident.
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