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Old September 4 2013, 05:08 PM   #138
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Re: TF: Revelation and Dust by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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... you seem to be confusing the term "flashback" with basic character introspection on previous events. This introspection is just basic competence in writing three-dimensional characters.
I am using "flashback" as a general term for either flashbacks as we all know them, "remember when" conversations, or character introspection where they "remember when" to themselves.
Then you are using the term inaccurately.

A dash of that is fine... 2/3rds of the first half of the novel is excessive. More in the latter half is abusive.

My point is, I want NEW plot, not a rehash of old plot.
This was a new plot, but, again, DRGIII's books are primarily about character introspection before plot. What this boils down to is that that doesn't work for you -- which is fine, but it does work very well for others. I was very happy with the levels of character introspection in this book; it's an aspect of the novel format that you can't get on TV.
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