[DWJ] OT: tea with the black dragon

Juliette Curtis juliette at harvestroad.com
Mon Feb 27 20:36:03 EST 2006

I wasn't rapt with it either, although I am still willing to give it 
shelfspace. I re-read it this weekend because of the positive comments 
on this list and I found it a bit twee and very patchy. It had some good 
scenes but the whole dragon business was not handled well. Overall, the 
book seemed clumsy, as though it was written by an inexperienced author.

Emma Comerford wrote:

> I thought I'd let you guys know that I wasn't as rapt with "Tea with a 
> black dragon" as I'd expected based on the resounding approval of the 
> list. Quoting from my blog, I thought it was good. But I never really 
> got on with the main female character (bit annoying when other 
> characters love someone but you can't see why) which always puts a 
> dampener on enjoyment. And although there were many great lines, they 
> didn't seem to be well connected. I feel like I'm missing something 
> regarding the loveability of the book.
> Not meaning to sound accusatory, just puzzled! And most of my 
> favourite authors can be traced back to recommendations from the list 
> so I can't complain :)
> Emma
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