Book Review : Powder Burn by Mark Chisnell
Author: Mark Chisnell
Plot: An unsuccessful writer Sam Blackett , searching for a big career break gets an offer to join a snow boarding team to write an article about their trip while having drinks in a local bar and even though she accepts the offer for the need of money and opportunity, something does not feel right about the whole scene
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First of all a huge thanks to the author and Shut up and read community for sharing a copy with me to read and review.
The book no doubt has a very interesting story line and while it starts at a small pace it progress nicely to its end.The language of the book is what made me reduce two stars from the total rating as the language is a bit troubling and you need a bit of time to get used to it and somehow i felt that it made it less captivating even though the story is fresh and exciting.
What i like about the book is the plot itself which makes sure that you do not get too bored in the mountains where the story takes place as after couple of pages you feel like you have nothing else to look forward to except the snow capped mountains and the fear of frost bites and other dangers hidden in the mountains but then thankfully mid way the book takes a major turn and picking up the pace and getting interesting from there on.
What i did not like in the book is the language that was difficult for me to get fully immersed into the whole book and took me to reach the middle of the book to get comfortable with the narration style and the pace is a bit slow but manages to pick up nicely later. Also there are a whole lot of technical details involved which is kind of confusing for a person who is new to the skiing and whole mountain expedition part
The language of the book is not exactly easy and comfortable and requires a bit of effort but once you get used to it you will find the plot interesting but have to have a little patience for things to pace up.