13 February 2011

The Tender Mercies of Roses; Anna Michaels

The Tender Mercy of RosesThe Tender Mercy of Roses by Anna Michaels
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I shouldn't really mark this as "read" because it was a DNF. Mysteries are my preferred genre, like comfort food, and this one had such promise but the florid (is there a word for overly florid?) prose just did me in. Each paragraph had at least one analogy or purple passage in it - "Was it possible the tragedy collecting on her like green scum on dead water wasn't her fault?" is just one example.

If you like that kind of writing along with your mystery, go for it. I'll pass.

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