Review of: Torn
reviewed by bmgarner on 01/02/2005
Interesting beginning. I liked the word economy, the tightness of the writing, the rhythm and pace were good. Some pointers: Use names that are more different: James and Johnny are too similar for the reader to keep track, especially early in James' actions. Watch cliches: there are too many to count in the courtroom scene. I thought I was reading a Perry Mason script. Also, and this is most important, PROOF READ everything: read the transcript from the news report and find the antagonist was killed "tragically" (how else do killings occur?) by oncoming "tragic." There was one other place I read where the syntax was destroyed by the omission of a word, and I'm sorry I don't have it referenced here - good proofing will find it.
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