by Grace Hudson (Author)
I am a relatively new member of the Fantasy Fan Club. Until about 4 months ago, I never read anything but Horror/Sci-Fi and Mysteries. Books like Open Door have changed all that for me!
Here’s what I liked about Open Doors:
• I’ve been a reader all of my life. I love books, especially really well written ones that take me into their pages where I can be a fly on the wall. Lots of writers can do that. What very few can do is make me feel as if I’m more than just a witness to the action but am instead a part of it. When the settings are brought to life and I can feel the cold of the beer glass or the wetness of the rain; when the dialogue is real and genuine and I feel like a guest at the party, not just someone looking in through the window; when danger makes my gut ache and joy makes me smile…THAT’S a good book. Open Doors is a very good book.
• This author is incredibly talented at fleshing out her characters. Sean, Tam, Evie, Steve and Mel are written so well, so fully complex and complete they feel like friends I meet once a week at the local pub.
• The action never lags. The story is constantly in motion, pushing the tale forward without forcing it. It’s a natural flow and pace and I was kept interested and entertained from page 1 to the very end.
Here’s what I didn’t like:
• The “F” word. It seemed to appear at least once in every paragraph. Call me a prude if you must…and the label may fit. I’m a 50-something grandmother to five. That does not mean, however, that I’ve never said the “F” word myself. When I’m sufficiently pushed, even today, it falls out of my mouth too, on occasion. However, the overuse of crudeness just seemed unnecessary to me. It is the ONLY reason for my 4-star rating.
However, that’s the only rotten apple in this basket of wonderful! I would recommend this book to anyone! ANYONE!