Its an awesome feeling to be a writer. It’s an even better feeling when your work gets published for the public to read. However, some books are not meant to see the daylight… especially if they’re not well written or in dire need of editing. I support local authors, but most of their stories are bland. And if they can’t handle honest criticism, then writing is not for them.
I call it as I see it.
Is America She Gone? was recommended to me. I held back from ordering the book because I felt as if I was going to waste money on it just by reading the blurb. The book was eventually loan to me and I regret reading it. I wish I could have taken my reading time back and use it for another book!
The protagonist was a bore and utterly … there is not a nice word I want to use for Sandra, so I’ll leave it … and I wanted to reach into the book and hurt her. I don’t like happily ever afters because I am not one of those readers who seek a perfect fairy tale ending, but man, this book was depressing! Plus:
> Too MANY typos.
> Could have gone through an editor. And if that is call editing, then render me speechless. Some rewriting would have been nice too.
> Too descriptive. I don’t want to know how to care for old people in that overexposed way. Felt like an insult.
> Sentence construction. Sometimes when a character is talking, there is no pause to show what action is taking place and it caused me to get lost within the interior monolog.
I get what the story is supposed to be about, but I feel as if it could have gone through a tweaking process. Like I said, I support local authors and what not, but I am not one of those overly enthusiastic, bias people who go around suggesting/promoting books just because it’s local. My love for books comes first. It’ll be unfair to even give this book a high rating.
I am sorry I read it and I don’t think I want to read anything else from this author. Depression does not look good on me.
Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? by Steven Tyler