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Good story if you can ignore all the mistakes
on 21 March 2011
The story is good - I won't repeat the "official" review and those from other readers. I largely agree with the other reviews, but it's clear that no-one does any proofreading at the publishers these days; instead, the authors rely totally on their "Microsoft Word" spellchecker or whatever. This book is full of capital letters in the middle of sentences and, at one point, the author says that the car "broke" when he meant "braked". Good for you if you can ignore such things and still enjoy the story, but such primary school English errors just leap out of the page at me like listening to good music with a 'jump' in the disc.
At another point, the main character apparently takes the train to Millport - a good trick considering that this small town on Great Cumbrae island in the Firth of Clyde [and not Little Cumbrae as on Google maps] can only be reached by a short ferry crossing from Largs! I found myself wondering how a Scottish author got this sort of thing wrong.
One other point, the author was clearly trying to reach a word tally for the book, so he just filled the space by going on and on about the hero's smoking habit.
Still a promising author, but one who should employ a proofreader.