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4.0 out of 5 stars This is the first book. Don't expect a conclusion to the story., 13 April 2013
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Please note that this is only part 1 and 2 of book one of a trilogy. What that means is that you might find yourself looking forward to a conclusion that never arrives, unless you get the other books.

I read the sample, and found it quite refreshing. The sample was easy to read and fun. I liked it because traditional world class novels start in the beginning of nowhere, talking about characters you don't know and expecting you to do the work of taking in everything, but this book did not require any thinking. For only £1.50, how could I go wrong?

The rest of the book is written in the same style as the sample, consisting of about 90% dialogue. This is not the normal way to write a book, but not necessarily a bad thing. The story has a clever plot and the author has obviously put a lot of thought into it.

On the down side, there are some areas which could be improved:

- The target audience is immature males. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but if you don't like reading hundreds of pages about "baps", don't read this book.
- It's too long. Eric, the main character, is a bit stupid, and while this is the main reason this book is fun to read, he does tend to repeat many things either in his thoughts or his dialogue. This, combined with endless the dialogue on "baps", make the book about three or four times longer than it needs to be.
- Most of the book is written in a Geordie accent. I don't really know what a Geordie accent is, probably because I didn't grow up in the UK. It started off being a bit humorous at first, but as the book goes on and on, it gets quite annoying. After reading many pages, I found myself starting to think in an accent that I don't even know.

To sum up, if you like female anatomy, enjoy reading fun books, don't mind very long dialogue and endless Geordie accents, and are happy to read all of the other books, then this is the book for you.

Stephen Oberauer
Author of The Mischievous Nerd's Guide to World Domination
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Initial post: 13 Apr 2013 19:11:51 BDT
Thanks for your comments. I get your point about parts 1 and 2, and I have to agree that I should have clarified that the story has more parts to follow, so I've updated the description to explain that this is the first book in a trilogy of stories which spans six books in total.

I wrote this first book in two parts (part 1 - Earth, and part 2 - Fem) so that was what I was referring to when mentioning parts 1 and 2, but as you point out, the story has more parts to follow (two more story arcs spread over five more books), so thanks for highlighting this point and apologies for not clarifying it sooner.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Apr 2013 10:33:59 BDT
Thanks for doing that, Charles.

I've bumped my rating up a star and changed it accordingly :)
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