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THE LONDON ARCHAEOLOGIST

Beautiful London through a (badly) shattered mirror.

By Patrick Rochefort, member

Aug 7, 2016: The Good: The prose in the story can at times be genuinely beautiful, with some very literary and poetic turns of phrase. Quite a few sentences caught my attention with the care of their crafting and tone. The photographs of London that accompany the fiction are often striking, and I like the idea of having a contemporary fiction piece be accompanied by photographs.

The Bad: That’s about all there is good to say about it. The plot is disjointed and entirely incoherent. Sentences run on, and on, and . . . wow, do they ever run on. Prose is passive and uninteresting, and at no point do I, as a reader, feel compelled to move on to the next line or paragraph or chapter except as an obligation to this review.

The Ugly: The site is difficult to navigate and really doesn’t offer any convenient or meaningful way of flowing from chapter to chapter.

1.5 stars out of 5.

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