If all the world's a stage, the reviews must be terrible. I mean, who even write dialogues like that, come on. Most of them are so shallow, and the rest are cheesy at the best. It's clearly the work of an amateur, have you even heard about how actual people talk? I haven't either, but it's definitely not like that.
What genre is this thing anyway? Like it couldn't quite decide what story it wants to be. The plot used to be some medieval story all those years ago, now it seems more like sci-fi, with all the technology-related side plots coming in. Some of those technology aren't even plausible. I mean, smart phones, really? Can't people think for themselves anymore? What kind of dystopia is this?
I get a hint of horror too, the writer surely likes writing psychopaths. All the tanks and bombs, well, don't you know that these action scenes aren't gonna sell anymore? Or are you trying to highlight the horror of violence, because we get it now, and we'd like you to stop. Please stop.
Also, what's up with this heartbreak arc? It's included in almost all of the characters' backstory for no reason. It's getting a little bit boring, you know, just quit it already. Those scenes are stupid and quite embarrassing to read. Won't you please think of the characters?
When the heartbreak thing doesn't happen, sometimes it just goes all the way down to sappy romances, most of them are poorly written, I mean, even if nothing bad happens, people always die at the end. Can they not die? Can the plot turns them into banana trees that live forever or something? Because death is nothing but the cheapest way to get rid of a character. When the writer doesn't know what to do with that character anymore, sometimes a meteor lands on their head, or they're stabbed by green unicorns. I know lazy writing when I see it.
The languages is another reason why this story fails at making sense. There are like thousands of languages across the whole story line, and different parts are written in different languages. How are we going to understand all of that? Do you pick just one or at the best a handful of languages and stick with that throughout your stay? How about the others?
Oh, on a second thought, perhaps languages aren't that important, because the story doesn't make sense anyway. Plot lines are confusing and as I said, quite repetitive, as if there's nothing else interesting to talk about. The only thing it's good at leading to is to a nonexistence conclusion. This is utterly unreadable. Mind screwing isn't gonna make this thing avant-garde, but I don't know who gave the writer that idea.
After 22 years of read through, honestly I still have no clue what all these characters are doing here. Help me.
I know the writer tries to suspend disbelief by having the characters themselves mentioning that they don't know either. For an example, the character who writes this post is still up at this time of the night for no specific reason, how is that going to advance the plot or reveal any essential information to the story? Is this scene any important at all in the grand scheme of all things? And is the "grand scheme" thing really a thing? Can we skip it? Can we have better soundtracks?
Well, I guess I'll have to go to sleep and hope that this silly story would make more sense when I wake up. Oh my, oh my. 😛
Written in this book
Stranger in the Night
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