Thursday, August 08, 2013

STILTSVILLE

Author:  Susanna Daniel
Genre:  Women's Fiction, Standalone
Published:  2010
Personal Rating:  2.25/5 (not enjoyable +)
Format:  Book
Yearly Count:  62


In Miami, 1969, college-girl (Frances) meets college-boy (Dennis) and their lives are changed forever.

I saw that Sea Creatures was just published (Daniel's 2nd novel) and felt a push to get Stiltsville read before the summer ended.  I even switched out a book for it!

To my dismay, Stiltsville was not what I expected.  I was bored silly.  The storyline was so plain, and the characters lacked warmth.  There were some plot points that tried to elevate the story, but . . . they were just surface to me (and some nonsense stuff, too).  Even for the points when emotions could have been sincere and touch deeply, they were stilted.  No pun intended.  I think the title fits the book very well.  Bit of a disappointment for me, but others have enjoyed it immensely.

          


10 comments:

  1. How disappointing! Hopefully Sea Creatures will be better.

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    1. Literary Feline ~ I think I'm going to pass on Sea Creatures. :(

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  2. I've heard other people say they didn't care for this book but I loved it.

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    1. Bermudaonion ~ I thought I was the only one, so I'm somewhat pleased to hear that.

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  3. The title is depressing! I hate when books disappoint.

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    1. Stacybuckeye ~ The title isn't meant to be depressing. It's just the name of the homes on stilts in the ocean. Yeah, I'm not too fond of disappointments. Especially when they have taken your time.

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  4. I almost bought this for my Kindle 1.99 sale...glad I didn't. I really don't like plain and characters that you can't feel anything towards, whether it is hate or love.

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    1. Staci ~ I saw that sale, too. It may be a worthy read for you. Check out Les's review (link below), she LOVED it!

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  5. Oh, no! I gave it a 4.75/5! For a completely opposite review, you can read mine here. ;)

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    1. Les ~ We really seem to be polar opposite on this one. I'm going to come by and see what you had to say.

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