Book Review: “No Way Back” by J.B. Turner

There are few absolutes when it comes to tastes – no book/film/programme that everyone will agree is excellent, or that everyone will agree is awful. We all have different views. And that is one of the problems with reviews – particularly if only a star rating is given – you just don’t know if the others who provided a review have similar tastes to you.

Do you like books with lots of conversation? With lots of action? Where there is no need to identify with the protagonist? Where the protagonist isn’t even likeable? If so, then this book may be for you. If not, then, like me, you won’t enjoy this book.

This is the second book by this author that I have read and it’s the second one that I haven’t enjoyed. Again, I’m not saying that there’s anything wrong with their writing per se – it’s just clearly not for me. I read this book through to the end, largely to see if it improved (which it did in some respects as the balance between conversation and description got better, in my view, although the protagonist became even more unlikeable) and to see what lessons I could learn for my own novel writing.

But I will try to remember to check through more carefully when getting a free book choice from Amazon before getting another book by this author as their writing is clearly not for me.

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