Thursday, January 4, 2018

D like Doll E like Evil Review

D like Doll E like Evil

By Omid Olfet

D like Doll E like Evil by [Olfet, Omid]
A story where a young boy embarks on an incredible journey alongside his doll, given to him by his mother. As the story progresses the history of the mysterious doll is revealed and throughout the story more and more is discovered about this unique toy. John loses connection with a meaningful person in his life, which is his Mom, because of the divorce. The story also contains scenes with several family members that provide a meaningful impact on John’s life. John admires some of these characters more than the others, but the one he shows absolutely no passion towards is his stepmother. He ends up moving in with his dad and his wicked stepmom. After a specific occurrence, he ends up not being able to talk and no one knows why. Every time he opens his mouth, gibberish comes out. His parents look into this mysterious problem, but no one can figure out the reason behind his disability. Several incidences throughout the story cause the little John to despise his stepmom more and more, thus eventually messing up the relationship with his dad. The stepmom’s tactics and strategies finally help her in succeeding to turn John’s own blood against him. This burning rage becomes instilled into John’s mind, causing him to make some irrational decisions towards his doll. As if the doll’s life was somehow intertwined with the stepmother’s, the same results rained down on his stepmom. The author manages to end the story with the reader knowing what happened but still having some questions.


John’s life began with a bad start. His dad, Max, didn’t love his mom and wanted her to abort him. If not for Max’s mother changing his mind, little John might never have been born. From that point on, things only went downhill for John. His parents divorced and John ended up living with his dad and new stepmom, Sara. John’s mom, Mary, bought an antique doll and gave it to John. But Sara was highly jealous of John, and the doll only made matters worse. After the doll enters their life, everything changes for John, Max and Sara, and not for the good.

I really thought this would be a good read, despite the reviews. I did enjoy the story, and felt it had an interesting plot with believable characters. But that’s where it ends. The book was too short to be meaningful. The characters and plot were too rushed for me to connect. I feel the story should be expanded upon to give the characters a chance to show some personality. I also feel that the author will do well after more experience. His writing right now shows promise, but is elementary in relaying the story. To be fair though, the book seems to have been translated and that could be most of the problem.

**The above opinions are 100% my own, whether I purchased the book or it was given to me to review.

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