I rarely read and never write reviews, but a friend told me about this story, and sent me a link so I decided to check it out. I put it on my laptop and read it during a flight. It had good characters and moved fast. It was deadly serious and funny at times. After reading it, my friend friend freaked me out by pointed out the small story about the main character that was told in the middle of the main story. That was very interesting how the author set that up. I might read the next story too.
This book helped me make up my mind NOT to format my ebook myself. Reading this showed me how complex it really is. And I'm a bit miffed by how complex it is. I'm thinking in this day and age it should be pretty easy to format an eBook. I mean, mine does not have any special formatting or pictures or anything like that. To use this guide you have to be an MS Word expert . . . and I'm not that is for sure. Thanks to the author for making recommendations to professionals who can do this for me.
I can do everything in this handy book myself, unlike eBook formatting which I have to hire an expert to do. I'm hoping that following the step by step instructions here will help me sell some books. Thanks to the author for sharing all this secret knowledge.
This book was excellent! I grabbed it a while back because it was the #1 highest rated book of poetry on Smashwords. I had it on my Kindle for several months and I read (and reread) many of the poems while on the train to work and back. I was, quite frankly, amazed at how much I liked the poems. The imagery evoked in every scene of old warriors remembering battle, the scenes seemed to take place in castles and grand tents, on battlefields, among heroes in times gone by. What more can I say? If you like poetry, I recommend this book to you.
I wanted to add a note because when I finally came back to smashwords to post my review I saw that someone had posted a 1-star review, and then to add insult they posted the comment "Great work!" I don't get it, did the reviewer (Burak Cinar) think 1-star is a good review? So I clicked on the reviewer's name and saw that this many posted over a dozen 1-star reviews on many free books in the same day. I have not idea what this person was trying to accomplish but it seems hateful. Don't pay any attention to the 1-star review below. This is a great book. Thanks to the author for sharing his creative vision and his powerful imagination in these wonderful poems.
I've been on smashwords picking around for about a year. It's nice to have some poems and short stories on my iPhone to read on the train. This story was perfect. It's short and quick. It's told with sharp little details that brought the main character to life in surprising ways. He's on a Navy ship. He's been traumatized by a past disaster. He works hard and serves a full career. Then only a two months before he's supposed to retire and take a nice vacation with his sweet wife (who is a cool lady waiting for him back on land) he's forced into the middle of a huge potentially-explosive disaster. No spoilers here -- You'll have to read it to find out what happens. You won't be disappointed.
This story turns everything you ever thought about law enforcement upside down. Totally believable but probably not for those who like their good guys good and their bad guys bad. At one point or another I was hating the main character but after a while I started liking him and now it doesn't matter. I already read part 2 but just go around to reviewing part 1.
I read part 1 and 2 in about 3-days, it's that fast of a read. The action and the likeability for the main character (Jack Turner) kept me totally engaged. This author really knows how to write. It's a bloody good story. Now I'm waiting for part 3.