Proof positivethat Piers Anthony writes good standalone novels, too. As always, excellent character development, a rich plot, lots to keep you thinking guessing right til the end. Exam Is A Novella From Piers Anthony About An Unusual College Entrance Examination Entrance Exams Are Taken In The Form Of A Multi Player Online Game In A Semi Virtual Reality, With Portals To Other Worlds And Alien Monsters For Those Who Qualify, Board And Tuition Will Be Free Can This Be [Piers Anthony] ¼ Odd Exam [zen PDF] Ebook Epub Download ✓ Serious One star is too many. Premise was very interesting but it was executed poorly. Typical, almost vintage Piers Too short to really go far, and without any of the real engagement felt by some novels. ↠´ Odd Exam ↠´ This is definitely one of his weaker works The story is heavily padded with repetition It s too lame for adults, but a bit too racy for teens I suspect that had it not been written by Piers Anthony, it would never have been published.
Way cheesy, forced, and not that interesting. Let me save you the trouble of reading this garbage Boy meets girl on a virtual reality tour of a school Girl, Felony, immediately throws herself at boy, Ike Boy rejects girl because her breasts are too small Girl continues to desperately throw herself at boy Boy decides her personality, which consists entirely of trying to have sex with him, might beimportant than her bra size. On page 12, She closed her eyes dreamily, I could fall in love with you without half trying, after their first kiss They said hello for the first time like 5 minutes ago and she has already informed him she is a product of rape, insisted that he kiss her and mentioned her breasts half a dozen times. In the next chapter, this still seems to be less than an hour after they ve met, Felony says, This time, when you kiss me, put your hands on my bottom I ve got the girl parts, and they will be yours at such I read a lot of Piers Anthony in high school and college The Xanth series, Bio of a Space Pirate, the Incarnations of Immortality The books were clever and fun and when I stumbled across Odd Exam I wondered why I had stopped reading him The premise isn t really that unique many authors play with some variation on the idea that regular people are put into a magical world I ve done it myself in an unpublished novella I wrote in college So I was especially interested in discovering what Anthony s take would be on this theme The ending was pretty obvious early on, but it s the journey that gets you there and I found that mostly enjoyable What bothered me and I can t get past it was the stilted dialogue which totally surprised me I don t remember this being a problem in the other Piers Anthony books I ve read It is possible that this stilted dialogue
About The Author
Though he spent the first four years of his life in England, Piers never returned to live in his country of birth after moving to Spain and immigrated to America at age six After graduating with a B.A from Goddard College, he married one of his fellow students and and spent fifteen years in an assortment of professions before he began writing fiction full time.Piers is a self proclaimed environm