Dear Miss Snark,
On April 17, you posted an entry called "Yes, some of it's dreck, but no matter," about clichéd plots. In that entry, you said, "I actually just read a very fresh and original voiced work that I passed on cause the novel itself didn't hold together for me."
I'm not sure what that means. Can you explain it a little more fully, please? (I get the "fresh and original voiced" part, LOL; it's the "novel didn't hold together" part I don't understand.)
Without commenting on the actual book, I can say that the plot was weak. It was sort of like being a in a conversation with a really good looking guy; you're so caught up in his yumminess it takes a while to dawn on you that he's not too bright.
I have learned to never put the book down after the first read and call up the author to beg them to sign. I wait a week and read it again. Then we talk.
I have novels here that each time I read them for a re-write or editorial changes or something, I'm reminded how good they are. That's one of the things I really look for: staying power. Do you want to read it when you know what happens.