Monday, April 16, 2012

book review - devil's footsteps by e.e. richardson

my two cent(ence)s - this book was a chore to read. the characters had no depth, the story didn't retain my interest and i would not recommend it to anyone.

wow. pretty brutal of me, huh? but i have to be honest.
and honestly this is one of the most uninterestingly written books i've ever read. if i didn't have a rule about finishing books i begin reading, i would have put it down after three chapters.

the story is of a kid whose older brother disappeared years ago. the kid (i don't even remember the character's name, that's how unremarkable this book is) saw his brother disappear after reciting 'the devil's footsteps' rhyme. apparently this rhyme conjures the devil and he takes away the person who says it while they jump from a series of stepping stones.
this kid is totally interchangeable with two other kids introduced. these kids have one thing in common: apparently they are the only ones in town willing to admit the devil's footsteps are real.

oi, can you tell the complete lack of effort i'm putting into this review? it's because this book was a waste of my time. no kidding.

anyway, some "scary" imagery is introduced in some "did it happen or didn't it?" scenes. blah, blah, blah, i think they conquer the devil but i'm not even sure. i was just happy to have scanned the last few pages before turning my nook off.


SkippyMom said...

I keep you on my blog roll otherwise I wouldn't know when you pop up. Glad I have one.

Thanks for the review. I like when I get a good review [good, as in fleshed out, not necessarily in favor of the book] so I can trust that the book is what the reviewer says.

It is always nice to see you. Glad you found your "muse" for a second [third? fourth?] time. It is nice to have a dream, isn't it.

I have said it before, good luck and I can't wait to read your writing [since we don't get blog posts anymore :wink:] because this dream is one I am sure will come true. You CAN do it. It is just a matter OF doing it.

Good luck

mi said...

haha, i've lost track of how many times my muse has gotten ahold of me!
and yes - it is just a matter of doing, i agree!