When All Is Said and Done

Robert Hill
  • Review
By – May 25, 2012

At the out­set, one is drawn into the lives of the cou­ple Myrmy and Dan. The author presents some facts and we begin to won­der who they are and how they ever got here. We set­tle in for a good read. How­ev­er, the devel­op­ment of the plot and char­ac­ters leaves some­thing to be desired. Robert Hill’s back­ground in adver­tis­ing is evi­dent in his writ­ing style, which is slick and only skims the sur­face. There are so many unan­swered ques­tions that you won­der if you were out to lunch when some­thing spe­cial hap­pened to this cou­ple. For instance, how did Dan end up in those radi­a­tion tests? The sub­ject is brought up as impor­tant, even essen­tial, but we nev­er learn enough about it. What is with Myrmy’s name? The author presents the read­er with such odd­i­ties; we should be told more, indeed we want to be told more. 

It’s an inter­est­ing sto­ry that is told in run on sentences.

Erin Can­tor is an inte­ri­or design­er, teacher of read­ing and math to third-graders, and a returned Peace Corps volunteer.

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