Last week I read three books, which is about my usual average. When I read, I like to see how other authors construct different aspects of their novels.
Two of the books I read were recent publications, both highly recommended by numerous reader-reviewers at the Big Bookstore in the Sky. The first one was a 2018 mystery published by Thomas & Mercer. This Amazon company publishes mysteries and thrillers, and the novel was written by a well-known British author.
The second book was published in 2020 by Tor Booksand was a fantasy novel by a high-profile American author.
The final book I read was published by Doubleday and written in the 1980s by another well-known British author.
I’m not going to name these books or their authors because while they were good enough books, I wish to focus on the negatives I found in the diverse works I…
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