I had high hopes for this book after reading the first few chapters and the positive reviews here. However, I have given up in frustration at the number of mis-spellings, typos and word-processing mistakes. Whole chapters are actually mistake-free, and I found myself lulled into a false sense of security, then it appeared as if chunks had escaped proof-reading, and it was like reading the instant sub-titles on Sky news - full of basic mistakes which a simple spelling and grammar check would have picked up. Among them, and these are only a few examples-
- commas at the end of sentences instead of full-stops, and lots of .............. instead of commas (or when the typist did not know how to punctuate?)
- words split into two in the middle of lines (flash backs, baby sat)
- a dialogue in which the names of one of the people involved had been changed, but not all the way through, making for total confusion (April becomes Moira - but only twice, then reverts to April)
- speling mistakes (Coco cola)
-typos where dialogues had been changed but not checked ('he could see her willing it all end' - 'he was still was trying to decide'
-in a dialogue about the Smiths, the lead singer's name was written as ' Mossey'
I'm only a third of the way in, but I've had enough. I know it didn't cost much. But I think I'm entitled to expect more.