The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle is a very unique work, as it deals in lore and has a lot to offer. Surely the idea is an evergreen for a fiction writer, with obvious attention to folklore. Then why did it suck so badly? Fast-Paced writing, jumping from one scene to another, underdeveloped characters these are the sum of sins committed throughout this work. I can easily say that if the author had divided a book into three parts, and wrote each into about three to four hundred pages, it would have already made a big difference. This book simply had too much crammed into a single piece of 288 pages of paperback copy. I simply did not connect with a single character, could not feel their pain, sorrow, passion, nor urgency. This is not to say that the work is hopeless, but I would consider writing a rewrite in a more detailed and lengthier version.
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