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Good story spoiled somewhat by ...
on 31 May 2013
My reason for only rating this as OK - should become apparent, as should my reason for not moving onto the second novel.
I like to read without distraction and was constantly distracted away from some good story telling by the type of spelling mistakes that tend to get my mind wandering elsewhere, it does appear that spellcheckers (which can't differentiate between similar words) have replaced proof readers.
The type of spelling mistakes I refer to (this is not a comprehensive list but just a few I recall): Curb for Kerb; Past for Passed; Stories for Storeys; Away for A Way; Then one that really distracted me... I began wondering why all the stores, with the exception of one were implied to be moving, it took me quite a while, after realising the stationary store referred to was actually a stationery store, to get my mind back on track - my mind kept drifting back to the moving stores - and asking WHY? ☺
Now the above might seem trivial to some, but this was my bedtime reading and after finishing the novel which featured vampires and a werewolf nightmares might seem to be acceptable ...but NOT ABOUT BLOODY EARTHQUAKES!
I do not like to criticise anything unless it is constructive and hope if the author reads this it will be taken on board - I actually thought that the story was very good and imaginative and hope this review perhaps plants the idea for a story about someone so influenced by what has been read that it is incorporated into their dreams - If so my name is David.
And finally we are asked to end a review by saying who we would recommend the book to.
That's simple to answer - A GOOD PROOF READER ☺☺☺