Saturday, 17 December 2011
Wish Me Dead by Helen Grant
The novel kind of reminded me of the blair witch project, in that it seemed to be based on the old haunted story of a witch in an old ouse. I loved the story line even if it was simplistic and perhaps a little boring after a while of reading it. I enjoyed the sense of mystery that it had, the way you didn't actually know who was causing all the drama, only that someone was, and it was most certainly not a witch. It was a powerful write (excuse the pun) because it held creativity and imagination. And yet at the same time, it made you think. If you had really wished someone dead and they had then died, wouldn't you then be so scared of doing it again that you would not bother. I suppose in some ways the story line doesnt quite add up in that sense, for it seems silly to wish four people dead to see that it actually does happen.
I liked the way that the characters were displayed and yet at the same time the story felt some what fragmented as well, in that they didnt quite make all that much sense. It just seeemed to pass forward through time over and over again with nothing but drama. There just didn't seem to be any point really to all of it. I do think that there was room for development here, that the story could have been elaborated on more and expressed more. Because at the moment I am struggling to write what I really feel about the novel. To me, it just wasn't anything of interest and actually I was quite bored by the end of it and just wanted to skip on to the next book.
I am sure that this is the sort of book that attracts many other readers, but for me it wasn't the be all and end all. it was another novel to fill the spare time.