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Ebook A Matter of Degrees by Alex Marcoux read! Book Title: A Matter of Degrees
The author of the book: Alex Marcoux
Edition: Haworth Press
Date of issue: June 1st 2006
ISBN: 1560236116
ISBN 13: 9781560236115
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 1.99 MB
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Reader ratings: 5.6

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All in all, this book was dull and devoid of energy. The plot was convoluted, unnecessarily so in my opinion, and by the end felt like it was made so complex to cover up the lack of character development and growth. I felt no compulsion to keep reading because I pretty much knew how it would end. The characters felt like puppets being frogmarched through the plot-- there was no symbiosis between plot and character, no connection.

Part of this is because characterization is so poor: characters' motivation are all either altruistic (in the case of the protagonists) or entirely dastardly (in the case of the conspiricists). The leads are too perfect-- too attractive, too clever, too talented. Their relationship is too perfect, as well, an idyllic little dynamic that doesn't feel remotely realistic when tensions are high and the pressure is on. And the antagonists are all evil bad guys without any redeeming or at least human qualities whatsoever. I almost expected them to start twirling the ends of their moustaches, a la Snidely Whiplash.

Both narration and dialogue are wooden, and description of setting is either rote and dull-- reading like a decor magazine-- or nonexistent altogether. There's little blocking (telling us what people are doing with their bodies as they speak, body language, etc). There's too much "telling" instead of "showing", and characters' introspection lacks a sense of authentic emotion. We don't get the feeling that we're granted access to the person's thoughts, so much as we're being informed what they're thinking. It's a subtle but dramatic and important difference.

Careful attention to creating a more visceral experience-- making the reader *feel* the danger, the heightened emotions-- would have made this story come alive. But as so often happens in mystery series written by a less-deft hand, situations and characters feel artificial, created to give the protagonist(s) something to do, rather than having the entire situation arise in a more organic and natural-feeling way.

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Ebook A Matter of Degrees read Online! When Alex Marcoux began writing suspense novels, she tapped into a fresh and innovative way to access her creativity. In her new book, LIFESIGNS, she brings to light a unique approach to recognize and find meaning in metaphysical or spiritual signs by unleashing a power within. Alex is an intuitive, an inspirational speaker and student of various philosophies and teachings, including the Science of Mind and Spirit. Her novels are: A MATTER OF DEGREES, BACK TO SALEM and FACADES. She conducts workshops to enhance creativity, on inspirational writing and the "Lifesign Process." Alex resides outside of Denver and is currently writing a conspiracy novel, among other things.

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Interesting and nontrivial story


This book changed my life!


The most favorite book of all books


Why is she out! It must be endless!


A hard book, obviously not for everyone.

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