Sunday 6 July 2014

#BookReview - Malpractice: The Novel by @sexandlawnovel #Legal #ReviewShare

Malpractice! the novelMalpractice! the novel by William Louis Harvey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 stars

One of my favourite courtroom dramas is by Scott Turow, Presumed Innocent. It's steamy and suspenseful. I bring this up because this book had a lot of potential in both departments but turned out somewhere between good, not great.

The steam level was just too much for my liking and because this was identified as realistic fiction with strong sexual content, one would think there would be some balance. It was more sexual and less legal. What I did like very much was the insider's perspective of how malpractice cases are run. Money and ethics are thrown into a single pot which no one really escapes with a sense of dignity.

Writing style of the author flowed well although some phrases were awkward although some readers might think that this was intentionally done to stress the POV of the character. Liked the story, could have been better and not too thrilled about the cover which looks much like a scanned image.

Overall assessment:
Content: 3.5/5
Editing: 3.5/5
Formatting: 4/5
Pacing: 4/5

Offensive content?: Based on language and settings, this book is recommended for adult readers who are okay with a lot of steamy content.

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

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for reading and reviewing my book, “Malpractice! the Novel”, and for even comparing this elderly first novelist to Scott Turow, also my favorite in this genre. I had thought I devoted relatively equivalent space to the medico-legal and sexual portions.I appreciate your kind words about the insider perspective on malpractice litigation.
I regret that the realistic sexual descriptions were excessive for you, but I believe you will agree that this is a matter of opinion. In fact, it is reported to be cool and trendy to talk about sex, according to a recent article in USA TODAY, entitled “ Romance Unlaced: Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby ”.
William Louis Harvey


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