Book Review | Spirit
Author: Andrew Feder
To say I was disappointed in Spirit is an understatement. I started out with an open mind, willing to accept the premise (astral projection). My willingness to accept the premise didn’t help.
Where to begin…poor grammar and writing mechanics…long, rambling, incoherent sentences…silly dialogue…trust me, there are many issues with this book.
For example, how about this: “…a discrete meeting was being held by six distinguished men. And they were alone. Only the restaurant workers remained at a specified distance from their curious ears.”
If six men were in a meeting, how were they alone? (OK, that’s a little nit-picky, I admit.) But how were they alone if the restaurant workers were nearby? I still can’t decipher how the workers were at a specified distance from “their” curious ears. Whose curious ears? The men in the meeting? Why would they have curious ears as it pertained to the workers? Surely the author doesn’t mean the workers were at a specified distance from their own ears. Folks, this was in the first paragraph.
Or, try this on for size: “His wicked laughter was so excruciating that it could cut a diamond.” Or, “He laughed again before his jester gradually self subsided.”
So, excruciating things cut diamonds? Don’t even ask me what the second sentence meant. I don’t know. I read it about five times, and I’m still shaking my head.
I did get a kick out of the opening line of chapter two: “It was a cold damp Saturday night…the kind of night to make snot run out of your nose.” Really?
I could go on for pages (I really could, I made notes!), but suffice it to say, Spirit is not worth your time and energy.
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*