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15 Jan 2013

Indie book review: Through the Crimson Mirror (new)

This is a review for my book, Through the Crimson Mirror, by The Parchment Review, which can be found at http://parchmentreviews.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/through-the-crimson-mirror/.
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Through the Crimson Mirror, by Daniel  Alexander, is an introspective account of parenting…from a child’s point of view. It’s the first of a trilogy, and this one talks about education, parenting, and communication.

Alexander, 28, wrote this book using examples from his own life and his own dysfunctional family. That’s why there’s an obvious amount of emotion in the words. Couple that with a lot of interesting theories, and you have a really good parenting book.

The writer doesn’t claim to be an expert, but merely an observer. The book lets you think independently, while guiding your intellect down a lot of probable paths. The target audience for this book is obviously parents; they’ll find it very riveting.

However, I am not a parent. Actually, I’m barely an adult by legal standards. And so to read this book was a fascinating exercise. Because it talks about things that most people my age go through, but it talks about them in a perspective that Young Adult Fiction can’t even comprehend. It’s dark and musing. It explains a simple experience like shyness or bullying with a far more intellectual…far less floral a manner. There’s no fluff. It’s bare-bones and has an impact.

Even at my age, I could relate with it beautifully.

The writing style is something that’s clearly under development. With a few more books, Alexander will have perfected it. But everyone who reads knows that a writer’s way of writing needs to be practiced over and over and applied in all sorts of different situations, and this is no different. It takes time. And therefore I can summarize that it’s good, but it’s on its way to becoming better.

In the end I can say that this is a book meant for parents. But teenagers–older teenagers, at least–should have a look at it, just to gain a different perspective.

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