Book Review: Newton Cutter by Lee Ann Wonnacott


Because the query was pretty good, I was initially excited about reading this book after receiving a free copy from Story Cartel. Unfortunately, my excitement quickly faded.  I found the phonetic dialog tedious and boring, the descriptions too excessive, and the pace slow. I often got confused with the constantly switching POV, and the only reason I had any idea what the story was supposed to be about was because of the query.

The first three pages did nothing but describe the town. When I finally got to some dialogue, after strong anticipation in hopes that something exciting would be said, I was gravely disappointed.

I never did connect to the characters.  It seems like the writer was attempting to make every character a main character by describing them all in detail and telling every single movement they made, no matter how unimportant.  With everyone being in the forefront, it’s hard to really bond with any of them.

I never got a sense of what the book was really about – lessons to be learned, changes to be made.

Rating system: Cups of coffee – the less the better

0: You won’t need any coffee to stay up for this one. It’s intriguing enough all on its own.
1: You’ll stay up late, but not all night. Brew one cup.
2: You’ll read as long as you’re not tired. If you are, two cups should do the trick.
3: I hope you got plenty of rest, you’ll need it, or at least 3 cups.
4: If the cable goes out, read the book. It’s better than nothing, I guess. Oh, don’t forget your brew!
5: Find anything else to do- doesn’t matter what it is. Don’t waste your coffee. Too much caffeine is bad for you.

My rating: 5 cups of coffee

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