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Smashwords book reviews by mrsepeel

  • The Paperboys Club on Oct. 29, 2011

    A crime thriller, with supernatural elements and a touch of humour - this book was an enjoyable and entertaining read. There may be some aspects of the writing style that could be improved; this in no way detracts, however, from the characterisation and storyline, which are both very good. I suspect that the author's writing career is a work in progress and this book shows a lot of promise. Hopefully there will be a sequel; in any case I'm looking forward to reading some of his other work. I received this ebook free from librarything as a giveaway for October 2011.
  • Naming The Moon on Oct. 30, 2011

    There are many, many good things about this novella and some things that need to be looked at again by the author, to allow the story to fulfil it's full potential. The writing is very good and the characterisation was excellent, with humour and very entertaining interaction between main character Pauly and his friends. These are the aspects that convince me that a little editing and a tightening of the plotlines would be well worth it. The ending felt more than a little rushed, and the storyline featuring the rediscovered bones was a little confusing, purely because not enough time was given to fleshing it out. These are definitely things that can be corrected and I would hope that the author will consider making this into a full length novel. I would be very pleased to read it - there's great potential here for a very good book. As it stands now I would give it 2.5 stars out of 5, but will look for other work by the same author. I received a review copy of the book from the LibraryThing's member giveaway programme.