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Silly errors detracted from enjoyment
on 7 December 2012
First off, I enjoyed this book. It starts with a good premise, rolls along with a good pace (if it was a `real' book I'd call it a page turner, maybe it's a button pusher?) and it nicely encapsulates some of the emotions involved with being a footie fan.
However. As my old Chemistry teacher would have said about my homework, I'm knocking some marks off for presentation. I'm no Lynne Truss, but the number of grammatical, spelling, case (even in chapter headings) and formatting errors severely hampered my enjoyment. To be charitable, some may be down to the transfer to e-format, but others are more intrinsic - `who's soul' rather than `whose sole', `principals' rather than `principles' (ironically, the main character admonishes others in the story for the same error) , `to all intensive purposes', '18 rounds' of golf being but some of many examples. Tenses get confused and there seems to be an ongoing lack of understanding of use of the apostrophe. Taken together, these errors really jar and more investment in spell/quality checking really would be a good idea. Trust me, as a fellow writer it pains me to write this, but these comments are offered in a spirit of constructive criticism on matters of detail rather than content.