Here's my rating scale:
1-5 scale and what it means:
1: I couldn’t even finish it / just plain bad
2: I hope I didn’t pay for this / disappointing
3: I didn’t hate it, but it was still missing something / forgettable but inoffensive
3.5: On the line between good and ok / like, not love
4: Solid mind candy / worth reading
4.5: So very close to perfection! / must read
5: I could not put it down and I’m still thinking about it! / a true treasure
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. The blurb intrigued me. This sounds like a wonderful psychological journey that must be explored. However, I didn't read much more than the first two chapters. What made me stop? I have a few words that are deal breakers for me in books--the F bomb being top of that list. So, if language doesn't bother you, give this story a try. Here's what I can say about what I did read.
Rhino does a great job conveying James' disconnection with the world around him. You can see him floundering without any clue as to what's wrong. He's making one mistake after another and it barely registers with him. There are some poetic lines that dig into his psyche.
Now, if you look at my scale and the rating you may be confused. I may not have finished the book, but I don't think that warrants an automatic 1 or 2. I didn't read the book because I'm not the intended audience and therefore not the best to comment. Since I believe the idea is intriguing and I see promise in the writing, I'm giving The Unseen Face a 3.