I love to read the works of Poe and Shakespeare. I like to read the Bible as well as Science fact or fiction. My favorite genre is epic fantasy. I currently write articles about emergency pre-hospital medicine. I write short stories for family and friends. I enjoy spending time with my wife and children. My goal is to spend more time outdoors than indoors and more time at play than at work. My secret hobby is the practice of martial arts.
on April 18, 2013 :
This collection is unique and entertaining, thus the 3 stars. But there are multiple problems I must mention:
First, there is tense confusion, especially prevalent in the first story. Second, punctuation errors (missing punctuation, such as apostrophes and commas here and there; also, over usage of commas in other places). Third, misspellings: specific examples include the confusions of no/know, there/their, and to/too.
On a slightly larger scale, I feel that the sentence variety is mostly sparse, which gets tedious and off-putting.
Also, some stories are single scenes and too short; they end unfulfilled and leave the reader feeling like they're hanging on the edge of a ledge. On the other hand, other stories seem to drag on without a great enough fulfillment. And though it couldn't really be more obvious that there's been research, it's obvious too that the author has not been in the positions he writes about.
So, though I did enjoy the stories to a degree, I was too off-put by the many things I was asked to overlook to recommend them very highly. If you you don't care about the above-mentioned things, I highly recommend this collection to you, as they are entertaining if you aren't a red-flagging nitpicker like me (I can't help it, blame it on my high school English teachers).
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