Monday 3 December 2012

#Orangeberry Book Review - Lost Samba by Richard Klein

Lost SambaLost Samba by Richard S. Klein
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Somewhere in between the Kindle pages of this book lies a good story. Unfortunately, it's buried in a string of grammatical errors, spelling mistakes and bad editing. For instance, the author seems confused on "losing". As far as I know, there is no such word as "loosing". Loose is the opposite of tight, so loosening?

Then, there was the over-usage of "it". It did this. It did that. It went here. It went there... I think this is the one that really got to me. IT made the book difficult to read and so hard to understand the story.

Overall, reading this book was like eating a half-baked cake. Some bits were baked and others were icky. Given time with a really good editor or even a professional proofreader, this book would have turned out completely different.

Would I recommend this read? Not really, until the issues are fixed.

Overall assessment:
Content: 3.5/5
Editing: 2/5
Formatting: 4.5/5
Pacing: 3/5
Offensive content?: Mature readers, at least 18+

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author through Orangeberry Book Tours. I did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was I obliged to write a positive one.

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