Editor’s First Impression

By Chris Poirier, editor

Feb 1, 2011: The writing improves into the second half of the first chapter, after an uneven start—and the narrative voice does eventually gain some personality and warmth. That said, I personally find it distracting when a character is described as "hard-drinking" and as having never attended high school, and yet uses words like "alabaster" and "corpulent". If that kind of thing doesn’t bother you, and you like modern fiction, it might be your thing.

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