3 Sentence Review: The Island

  1. My biggest complaint (and yes, I realize it’s probably just me) smacks in the face of Chekhov’s Gun, where the family is enticed to cross from mainland Australia to a private island in order to see ALL THIS AMAZING WILDLIFE — the trees are dripping with koalas — and yet, we never even get a glimpse of the promised wildlife.
  2. Lots of stretched liberties taken in the writing of this ever-amping thriller where things continue to get repetitively worse long past the point of thinking they can get any worse; might have been nice to balance the trauma with a little wondrous wildlife.
  3. Despite the exasperation and exhaustion of the first two sentences, I enjoyed this novel, will read more from this author, and am eager to see how Hulu handles the material for The Island, a book-based original series.

Full Title : This Island
Author: Adrian McKinty
Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Crime

Brief Synopsis: On vacation in Australia, an American family struggling with their own personal issues gets stranded on an island ruled by a family of vengeful psychopaths.

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3 Sentence Reviews are a quick and easy read, right to the point, no spoilers. Just three sentences about what resonated with me upon completion of a novel. They are always only MY OPINION, and I invite quick and easy rebuttals. Have you read The Island? What resonated with YOU?

About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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