Hi, I’m a newbie here. Actually I was looking for a book called Enigma. I remembered the title but not who’d written it. Anyway, I googled Enigma and Smashwords came up.
So I thought, good going first choice, but Smashwords, needs registering for downloading books, second thoughts not a good choice.
But I registered anyway!
So I clicked on Enigma by Wolf Black (because it was the first book in the queue) and I read the reviews. I thought, more negative reviews than positive (some positive reviews looked like ‘made-up’ from friends or so due to them being short), but a few negative reviews from women, which got me intrigued.
Usually women have a less attention span than man, because by judging the feedbacks this book seems to be very detailed, way down to the nitty gritty, more detailed information about stuff/items?, and women…well it’s the attention span thing…. so I thought I’m gonna give this Enigma a try, after all it’s free.
Well, it took me 5 weeks to read this book approx. 6 times (so enjoyable), and boy, isn’t it detailed. You just have to read it over and over, you always find something new you haven’t noticed before. Most readers/reviewers write here that the attention to detail is annoying, boring and…too much of the same?
Of course it is not, that’s what makes the book special, standing out from the rest, it’s different, it’s classy, and it’s well written to the point. All this detailed information makes the characters more personal, and even lifelike, after all, in real life humans keep doing the same things over and over. So the book just hits the mark perfectly.
And basically you should read and re-read it. Yep, you get my drift.
And I loved how much thought went into what kind of clothes the characters wear, were it was bought, and what kind of cars the characters drive, and the detailed information about the cars.
If the character took off his coat over several pages, yep, I’d say ‘and why not’. Do it, be different, be adventurous, and be fresh.
But you can’t say nothing happened, because something did (He took off his coat).
Boring for some maybe, but excellently different. Skipping the pages (as one reviewer did), just proves my point, lacking attention span.
As for errors, typos and wotnot, you guys (and gals) ever read a book by Stephen King or JK Rowling, well, those novels are full of them, and they get away with it.
I’d say, so can he (she).
One thing though, this was not the ‘Enigma’ book I was looking for, but man, I didn’t care.
(review of free book)