Friday, May 16, 2014

A new student review of A Force of Will A Shakespearean Fantasy Adventure by D.J. Wallace

awalker10 posted a new student review of A Force of Will A Shakespearean Fantasy Adventure by D.J. Wallace. See the full review.

I did not particularly enjoy this book, because although I can untangle most decorative language, this story was written in such an ornamental manner that it was nearly undecipherable. The addition of fictional terms and names for futuristic objects made this book extrememly hard to follow. Unnecessary word use further entangled the plot, and gross exaggerations and childish plot lines made it hard to enjoy. The combination of vocabulary that would confound a high-level scholar and a plot line that would bore an elementary student made it hard to gauge who the intended audience was. Confusing descriptions made for difficult transitioning between settings and people, so it was hard to tell what was happening during the conflict. It would make much more sense if the author made it so it was targeted at a specific audience, because the simplistic and unoriginal plot is that of a children's book, while the vocabulary is extremely high level, and in some places completely invented- such as that of the futuristic objects and ceremonies in the book. Because of this, I could not rate the book very highly. 

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