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I bit the expensive paperback bullit and bought Marius' Mules I,liked it and read II and III quite hapilly as well. However, "Interregnum" was very disappointing on a number of fronts. The plot itself is presumably sub-Roman, though this is never clarified; there are various simply unbelievable episodes: for eg, Kiva being active a few days after being crucifed with nails through his wrists and feet, let alone wielding a sword. However, the whole story, for me was fatally impaired by the simply shocking lack of editing. I lost count of the number of times a wrong, if correctly spelt, word was used, or a word or speech marks omitted. I can only surmise that no-one actually read this book before publication. I found this increasingly annoying and very distracting from the underlying narrative.
I am very admiring of Mr Turney's self publication, and his deserved and no doubt increasing following. I count myself as one, but can only request that in future a bit more care is given to his product before he releases it. Please get an editor or at the very least get a friend to read and red pen it first.
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Initial post: 26 Oct 2012 18:48:45 BDT
and this from someone who spells bullet with an "i". think you'll find that "Bullit" was a Steve McQueen film.....
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2012 12:47:41 BDT
Mr. S. Buckingham says:
Point taken but Im not getting paid for my comments and I think the least an author can do is to get their book proof read before publication, as the plethora of typos, wrong words etc detract from the enjoyment of what is, in any event, a pretty ordinary story
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