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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Dramatized)
Ian Hallard, Aysha Kala, Big Finish Productions, Oscar Wilde, Marcus Hutton, James Unsworth, Alexander Vlahos, Miles Richardson, David Llewellyn
Progress: 34%
Out of this World
J.D. Robb, Maggie Shayne, Susan Krinard, Laurell K. Hamilton
Progress: 92/357pages

Dollface

Dollface: A Novel of the Roaring Twenties - Renee Rosen

Once again, I let a pretty cover sucker me in.

 

This book just didn't work for me on any level. It somewhat reminded me of a chocolate Easter bunny: it looks delicious and filling on the outside, but once you bite into it, you find out it's hollow.

 

The characterization was flat and relied on cliches and tropes, and the writing went from flat to melodramatic and back again. It never really felt like I was reading a book set in 1920's Prohibition Era Chicago, despite the presence of flappers, gangsters, and bootleggers.

 

I found the main character to be extremely insufferable. I couldn't bring myself to care about what happened to her or any of the other characters, because I could not connect to any of the characters. The main character made bad choice after bad choice and never really seemed to learn much from her mistakes.

 

I could go on, but I'm not going to.