THE GARDENER OF EDEN by DAVID DOWNIE

The Gardener of Eden: A Novel

 haunting and luminous novel that explores the dark secrets lurking beneath the stunning natural beauty of a dying timber town. 

A mysterious beachcomber appears one day on the coastal bluffs near Carverville, whose best days are long behind it. Who is he, and why has he returned after nearly forty years?

I did not enjoy this one. There were a lot of easily researched errors and a lot of long and convoluted conversations! Comma, after comma and so on. I think the one character spoke a full sentence that took up an entire page and by that time I didn’t care about any of them.

The mysterious man isn’t at all mysterious and by the end of the book I was just angry I had wasted hours on reading it. There really was no garden or Eden. He just trimmed a few bushes for the long winded lady at the motel. Very disappointing.

Would I recommend it? No.

Netgalley/ March 5th 2019 by Pegasus Books

11 responses to “THE GARDENER OF EDEN by DAVID DOWNIE”

  1. Oh dear, it sounds like it was a chore to finish.

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    1. I was so angry! lol My poor husband laughed and laughed!

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  2. And with a title and cover like that! Bummer.

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    1. I know! I kept asking, Is He High???

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  3. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    TELLING IT AS IT IS…! 🙂

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  4. Yikes! Cover was so fabulous alas it couldn’t deliver. I could understand your frustration… I skim read such books and move on. Can’t waste my time on comma after comma. A sentence took up the whole page – omg

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    1. I did skim!! I came out of my room on a loud rant and scared my husband.

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      1. 😂😂😂😂😂

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  5. Thanks for letting me know I should avoid this one.

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