“The Writing Retreat” by Julia Bartz – Book Review

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Alex, who works a low-paying job in publishing, is an aspiring author. Now although, she suffers from a extreme case of author’s block. The blockage began when she break up from Wren, her greatest good friend and roommate a few 12 months in the past.

She has been a lifelong reader and her favourite writer and mentor is Roza Vallo. When she wins a spot at Roza’s month-long writing retreat in New York’s Adirondacks, she’s thrilled, however apprehensive. Will she have the ability to write? And, extra importantly, can she bear to see her ex-best good friend there? As a result of sure, Wren additionally gained a spot there for the month.

The setting was divine. An enormous Adirondack stone mansion in February. A home with a narrative, fairly removed from its neighbors and with out an web connection. An enormous heap of countryside with hidden rooms and passages.

The characters weren’t likable in any respect. Most of them acted frighteningly immature and displayed “imply lady” tendencies. Anybody delicate to blasphemy must be warned that this novel is rife with it.

Roza was very demanding of her company. She desires them to complete a complete novel within the month they’re there. They must submit 3,000 phrases to him day by day for him to learn. In the meantime, once they’re not writing, they’ve to fulfill for unsavory meals and board video games. Roza’s character was unpredictable, edgy, and very imply to the purpose of being virtually predatory. And the place there’s a predator, there may be normally a sufferer…

The premise of the e-book was promising, however, for my part, the execution fell brief. Elements of the e-book had been alien to the story and felt pressured, however there was an attention-grabbing plot twist.

With themes of rivalry, manipulation, plagiarism, ambition, lesbianism, duplicity, and energy video games, “The Writing Retreat” was a twisted, suspenseful thriller.

Oh expensive, I count on my opinion of this primary novel to be within the minority. Whereas there’s quite a bit to love about this e-book, I discovered it too edgy, too bodacious, and titillating for my private enjoyment.

This evaluation was voluntarily written and my ranking was on no account influenced by the truth that I acquired a free digital copy of this novel from Atria/Emily Estler Books through Edelweiss.

ISBN: 9781982199456 – ASIN: ‎ B0B3Y84THW – 320 pages

Launched February 21, 2023 – out there now!

Julia Bartz is a Brooklyn-based author and training therapist. His fictional writing has appeared in The South Dakota Overview, InDigest Journal, and extra. The Writing Retreat is his first novel.

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About Fictionophile

fiction criticism; Goodreads Librarian. Retired library cataloguer – extra time to learn! Likes books, gardening and purple wine. I’ve been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I evaluation titles supplied by Edelweiss, and take part in weblog excursions with TLC Guide Excursions.

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