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Not as bad as I.thought,
This review is from: No One Can Hear You Scream (Kindle Edition)
Apart from the first short story.. the others are modern day...not enjoyable for me .....stick to what you write best ...history comes as live with the medieval setting......that was my first review...having re-read them I found myself wanting more...l still love medieval, but could happily immerse myself in Michael Jecks regardless of the era
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Initial post: 10 Aug 2013 20:56:52 BDT
Annie W says:
Did you miss one? There's Roman Britain and the Gunpowder Plot, which would be 1605, so not really so modern.
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Nov 2013 19:32:48 GMT
Good response to the 'review' that had me wondering if I had read the same collection. Jecks is still first rate in the collection and I can't understand the comments by the reviewer, i.e. "...history comes as live with the medieval setting," etc. The review leaves me scratching my head over the reviewer but not the author.
Posted on 13 Nov 2014 17:25:15 GMT
Michael Jecks says:
Hi, Jackie, Sorry you didn't like the stories. These weren't supposed to be like the Templar stories, though. I think it says in the front that these are my published short stories that were not part of the Templar series, but were my other writings from a variety of anthologies. I'm a bit surprised you didn't like them, though. In the past those like A Case of Identity have been highly commended by reviewers in the Guardian, for example, and lead to my Act Of Vengeance, which also sold very well. And with books based on ancient Rome through the Gunpowder Plot and so on, the main thing was to give a good mix. Anyway, sorry it didn't work for you. Sadly, no author can please all readers all the time!
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Nov 2014 17:34:24 GMT
I will look at it again.. Sometimes you can get really wrapped up with characters in a series that I might have expected similar .. A second start may tantalise my reading buds ... Thank you .. I will leave a review once I have read it again. Thanks
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Nov 2014 19:04:40 GMT
Michael Jecks says:
I can easily understand that. I'm a reader myself, after all. But I'd like to just say thanks so much for going back to look at them again. They are very different, but each commission was for something different, so the Roman story was for a book of Roman whodunits, while the gunpowder plot story was for a book of Jacobean murder stories. The last is the oddest (I'll apologise up front!) because that was a thriller written for the Conway Stewart pen company, to be sold with the Michael Jecks Conway Stewart pen. It's not a crime story as such, it's more a horror story. Still, thanks very much again for saying you'll take a second look. You may well not like them, and I will understand. I know that there are some writers I can't get on with, who are very successful in their own right. Still, they should work as a quick diversion! All very best, thanks again, and happy reading!
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