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Anne Brooke: fiction writer

Contemporary gay romance and fantasy writer. Also loves flowers and bakes the occasional cake. Sometimes they're edible ...

Meandering with the occasional glimpse of greatness

— feeling confused
The Last Days of Dogtown - Anita Diamant

An okay read, and with enough interest to keep you going in the rather flabby middle. Still the character of Judy Rhines just about held it together, though she's not on the page as often as I would like.


Every now and again, the writing is strangely rather amateur, with different points of view introduced apparently at a whim, which meant I had to go back and reread to see who was talking now - rather irritating really.


However, the ending was very good, even though I took a while to get there - but it's still not the tour de force of The Red Tent. Then again, perhaps nothing ever will be ...


3 stars.