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Possibly the worst writing I have ever read,
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This review is from: The Boy from Berlin (Hardcover)
I bought this book on Kindle's 99p daily deal offer, as the synopsis sounded interesting. Unfortunately the synopsis writer was better with words than the author is. The writing is at the level of a boy's action comic - I started using the highlight feature on my Kindle to count the number of times 'Nazi thugs' was used, then became aware of the number of times 'well-appointed' was used to describe a room, then the recurring description of people in distress as 'the poor woman' or 'the poor man', and on and on it went. In fact there was one complete paragraph that was used early in the book to describe the Nazi secret organisation, which was then reproduced almost word for word later in the book - and it wasn't a stylistic intention. Cut and paste finger twitch or bad memory by the author? The culmination was the description of the Molotov cocktail and machine gun attack which only needed to include the words 'Donner und blitzen' to completely recreate a scene from a 1950's Eagle comic or Biggles annual. I thought the book must be the author's first attempt at writing, but was stunned to see Mr P has several novels under his belt. The plot was a thought provoking concept, but it deserved to be penned by someone who could write. Or is Michael Parker actually a computer software novel writing program? It certainly reads that way.