Book Reviews of Death of a Writer

Death of a Writer
Death of a Writer
Author: Michael Collins
ISBN-13: 9781596913066
ISBN-10: 1596913061
Publication Date: 9/4/2007
Pages: 320
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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2.5 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
A completely miserable little book and terribly disappointing. 307 pages of blah-blah-blah with a convoluted plot mired in thousands of totally unnecessary words. Halfway through the book, I realized that I didn't give a damn about any of the characters - all of them are so completely unlikeable. The story plods on like a pile of mud in February. I don't understand why this book received rave reviews when it was released.
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Helpful Score: 2
Interesting look at the publishing world and how it could affect the authors. The protagonist has written one successful book but was unable to get his career up and going. He settled for a career as a college professor. He has to cater to a visiting author he knew in the past and that with his unhappiness with publishing, decides to kill himself. Lots of twists, not what you would expect.
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Helpful Score: 1
Takes a while to get into - about 75 pages or so - then it takes off. An unusal murder mystery.