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David GrahamThe Knowing: A thrilling horror fantasy
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Just not my cup of tea
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In hindsight, I wonder why I chose to read this book, but then again it happens from time to time: you pick a book you find interesting, either because of the summary (original: yes) or the cover (mysterious: yes). You think this could be something different from the well-trodden path of horror and mystery you usually read, widen your horizon and all that stuff. What can I say? Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. This book is definitely a very strong case of 'doesn't' for me...

It started off well enough, with a slight sense of humor and big question mark in my mind. What was going on here? Did I miss something important because I did not read the previous book? I sure missed some kind of introductory retrospect to put me on track. As it was, I constantly felt left out, and that I just 'didn't get it'. So on I went - yeah, I'm still one of those rare creatures who are not able to DNF a book, no matter what...). Hoping for things to get better, for something to come that finally grabs my attention with a big WOW (or at least a small Aha!) effect. Sadly, that moment never came, and after finishing the book I felt disappointed, irritated and bewildered. And of course annoyed - not by the book but by my poor judgment that made me chose the book in the first place and wonder how I could miss the fine print telling warning me that the book is not compatible with my reading habits.

Regarding the story, I never felt anything but indifference towards the characters and an immunity to the certainly existing, but sadly not my kind of, humor. More often than not, I missed the smooth transition between chapters and events, they rather felt aligned and without some tighter connection to put them together into a well-rounded whole.

As my review is based on my very own personal taste and, in this case, dislike of the book, I do not feel in a position to either recommend or not recommend it - I'd rather suggest to find out on your own, maybe by dipping your toes into a sample chapter first...

(Thanks to Netgalley, the author, and the publisher for a copy of the book, all opinions are my own)

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