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Self-Published. Poorly proofed.
on 13 January 2015
Whilst the main story was of interest and, for the most part, enjoyable I found this self-published narrative rather irritating as a result of the poor grammar, spelling mistakes and irritating Americanisms.
OK, so it's primarily aimed at an American audience, so why sell it on the UK site then?
So this review is aimed at UK readers primarily who, like myself, have a command of the English language and appreciate that a 'Dove' is a feathered bird, usually used to symbolise (that's with an S and NOT a Z) peace, and is NOT, in fact, the past tense of a dive..... which is dived..!! ;-)
I also found the lack of metric measurements for depths and pressures utterly frustrating.... the rest of world is metric.... so why have every depth in feet and tank pressures in PSI? This got really tedious after a while. It would have been so easy for the author to have included both...!!
The book also jumped around a great deal, making it difficult to follow at times. Especially when it went off at a tangent mid chapter....
However, at the end of the story you find out that the author has developed Parkinson's Disease.... this made me stop and think for a second... Gosh, OK. That's a real achievement to write a book..... so credit where credit is due.
Unfortunately there is then a 'Book Review' that states that it's perfectly written and that there isn't a single spelling mistake etc in it...... This 'review' must have been written by a friend of the author or a complete retard...!!
For example the author uses both 'Kindergarten' and 'Kindergarden' within the book. This is of German derivative, not an American word... it means Child's Garden and is spelt (Not Spelled) Kindergarten.
I could go on..... but I would prefer to remember the story for the story's sake and for its author's achievement and not for the American assault of our English language.