Sometimes you read one unsatisfying book from a popular author and “write him off.” Then you read another and discover what the hype is about. Guilty.
Do you know the Muffin Man? If you don’t, it’s time you did. I have got to go back and read these in chronological order.
If Rosenberg couldn’t remember the basic tenet of writing (“Show, don’t tell”) he could at least have listened to Madonna (“Papa, Don’t Preach”).
Pity. There’s a good story buried between the “preaching” and “telling.”
Too much preaching; not enough story.
Clunky, ham-handed; some interesting characters and plotlines buried under clunky writing, preaching and far too much self-justifying expository prose.