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While the book is interesting, I wonder what has happened to story writing skills. It seems current authors write in pieces without having the story flow from beginning to end. The art of writing a great story seems to be lost on writing disjointed and fragmented parts and thoughts. This book is no exception.
I'm not sure at what point the author sat down and thought "I've got an idea for a really engaging story." There's just no emotion in this. There's no danger, no jeopardy, no philosophical pondering, no love, no humor, no plot twists, nothing. It's just boring. It's inoffensive and "nice" but it runs like a sort of fictional memoir for a story that's not very interesting from start to end. The characters feel like miscast actors playing roles they're not comfortable with. The chronology jumps around far too much to give any real consistency. There's something about this book, as a package, which appealed to me. I like the synopsis and the overall vibe, and I'm supportive of these "marginalized" stories being told (or at least - stories of a kind which are hard to find elsewhere). Subsequently I didn't "strongly dislike" this book but I can't give it any more than a second star because I've already forgotten practically all of it, it's not memorable or impacting enough.