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January 09, 2013

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Bluestalking

Alex, you've summed it up quite well. Violating and uninteresting at the same time. And even if it possibly partially fictional (not sure if this is the case) she didn't make it interesting. Yuck all around.

Alex in Leeds

What a peculiar creature, half author, half stalker. I can't imagine a more determined way to create a non-story than just picking people at random, invading their life without warning and then hoping they turn out to be amazing, novel-worthy creatures. Even if they did turn out to be so astonishingly interesting she'd have no idea of their hopes, dreams, motives etc and so couldn't give the 'characters' any inner life at all. It sounds a horrid, horrid nullifying of the subjects, all surface and no heart!

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