A Work of Art
Update: I have now read the 32 chapters provided, a very satisfying read of an ongoing work. The Trophy Room is a treasure among books. It is always a joy to read such finely wrought prose. I enjoyed the use of the second person as an occasional literary device to pique the reader’s interest; it was exceptionally well-written, employing the use of sharp, visual imagery and detail that both awes and ensnares the senses. I was at once drawn in by the mystery of Molly, the despicable Desmond, the noble Frank, and the refreshing innocence of Sammy and Jason.
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At one point, I was even brought to tears and couldn’t turn the page fast enough, so brilliantly was the story written. The Trophy Room toys with your emotions, teases you into submission as you wait breathlessly for twisted villains to conspire, and even leaves you spellbound with a hint of the supernatural. My only regret is that I’m left wanting for a conclusion….
As always, any Barry Litherland book is a work of art. The Trophy Room, being a work in progress, only allowed me to read four chapters and so I will update my review as volumes of chapters are submitted. However, this was no different than other of his wonderful books (which are no longer available to read on Inkitt, I’m sad to say) in that his stylistic ingenuity prevailed.
The characters were exposed via realistic details and description, which I loved, and it flowed wonderfully. There was intrigue, i.e., scandal with Rupert Fitzwilliam, Des and Sammy, that kept the reader hooked.
All in all, this has the making of another great Litherland novel, one which I look forward to reading.