Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Book Review: Truggle the lesser bear by Benjamin P Granger

In a small wooded lot a busy woman stumbles upon a strange doll the neighbors possibly left. She attempts to reveal who brought the toy to her home, but she uncovers no real leads. Then when a letter turns up asking her to give the doll away as soon as possible, she ends up on the edge of reason as the doll is in the midst of being reclaimed by someone. The doll although small and cuddly resembles a somewhat black entity similar to a doll she keeps in her home, but when a nearby psychic and fortune teller comes to her home asking her to give up the doll to keep her sanity, but she refuses. The stuffed animal then turns out to be more then she bargained for when the bear starts to grow a tail and red eyes. 

My Review:
I was expecting this to maybe be a psycho version of Ted when I picked it up free. Was it? I really couldn't tell you because I never got far enough to even judge the story due to the shocking condition of this published pdf.

The faded print was so tiny that you would have needed a darn telescope to see the words and even then it was so faint that you could barely see it even with the Kobo's light switched on. As I peered at the pages I did notice the dreadful presentation of the text which had lines seperated by huge gaps sometimes half a page long or more. These gaps were sometimes in the middle of a sentence so you would read a line than go past a gap of about 25 lines to read the rest of the sentence. Some pages only had 5 or 8 lines spread across it. It was a shocking way to present your work and looked totally unprofessional. When you add the missing speech marks where people are talking and the usual issues with spelling etc, I decided to just stop reading and flick through to see if this was how the whole book looked-and it was.

This is just lazy work and virtually unreadable unless you are a human carrot with fantastic eyesight. Frankly if the author is churning out this kind of rubbish to promote himself, I for one don't intend to give it any more of my attention. THIS is what gets self published authors a bad name and it should never have been shown to anyone except the author's Auntie Nellie who would praise it anyway because her nephew wrote it. A total waste of my time.


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