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Lack of proof reading makes this a tiresome read,
This review is from: Once Upon a Time in the Army (Kindle Edition)
I literally gave up reading after about 10 pages due to the tiresome and bothersome lack of proof reading that the author obviously didn't do before publishing.
It's dire. The writing "tone" from the author lacks any conveyance of any humour at all. It's almost like reading a stand up comedy routine that has been stone walled by the audience and who is about to have several pint glasses thrown their way. I am sure the author can tell these stories in a funny(ish) kind of way after getting tanked up on several beers but he has failed miserably in conveying any humour in a book.
27-Dec: Update to this review. I have now endured the reading of the entire book, and although the story line gets a tad better when he gets to Hong Kong, it is, when all has been said and done, atypical squaddie shags around Hong Kong story with a slight twist of lemon and Walter Mitty thrown in.
The original review still stands however in that the author is not a natural 'gag' teller and it continues to still feel like 'forced' humour. The book throughout continues to have a truck load of grammatical school boy errors contained within it, and it is for these reasons that it still remains a terrible and tiresome read.
If you want to read an outstanding ex squaddie book with excellent humour thrown in, then read: "Extreme Risk" by Major Chris Hunter.
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I have now read the book end to end and my review is still valid. Walty Mitty ex infantry type shines right through. It contains lots of errors throughout and as long as you are asking people to pay for your work, then the least you should do is ensure it is of sufficient quality and has been proof read first.
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