Top positive review
Great story, SLOPPPPPPPPY editing & typos!
Reviewed in the United States on April 13, 2013
Here's the deal on my rating.....5 stars for content, story line,
character development, all that! 1 star for editing, typos, what
a mess. I so wanted to give this a 1 star rating, but I couldn't
bring myself to do it, just for the editing. We're not in college
where every thing counts. This review is just that, a review, as
well as a personal observation about his main characters (based on
I like everything this guy writes & this story, while long (too
long for me), is no exception. I'm not done with it yet, but I'll
finish it) had SO many typos & poor editing, just plain SLOPPPPY!
What in the world was up with that?
Main character was sure different than any I've see in any novel.
Author gets a big attaboy for developing the kind or protagonist
he did. Very unusual main character. There were moments how-
ever, when the main character didn't seem entirely real. I have
a hunch that's what Parker intended. The story is otherwise too
well crafted to intentionally develop the kind of character he did.
I live not far from the site of action, Orange County, CA., & he
got that right. He essentially mixed truth with some fantasy.
Some of the events he refers to actually did take place, he just
changed the names. I find it interesting & telling, at least for
me personally, that he had as much assistance as he did from the
former Sheriff-Coroner of Orange County, California, Mike Carona.
That just blew me away. He seems to have paid homage to him by
naming Will & Joe with the last name of Trona (Will being a sub
character & Joe being the main character in this story). It just
goes to show you, some times good people turn bad & still main-
tain positive & motivating characteristics. Poor guy sure got
lots of really bad press, so I saw a different side of the
former Sheriff. Says something about the way Parker sees people;
I'll give him credit for that as well, since he was able to
obscure my negative view of Mr. Carona.
So far, this is a teriffic read & I absolutely recommend anything
Parker writes. I read last night until 3:30 AM & it sure messed
up my day today, slept till 11 AM. No more of that!
Just get a good proof reader/editor, use spell check, do some
thing about the sloppy editing; it truly takes away from an
otherwise good read.