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Really short books for the price - a little too formulaic
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 17, 2022
I like Bobby Akart - I really do. He is a solid writer. I have read a couple of his series now. I have two complaints that he could easily fix. First, these are really short books but still carry a pretty hefty price tag. I've read hundreds of books on my kindle and each of the Bobby Akart books are small - period. That is compounded by the fact that Bobby, or his publisher, chooses to put over 50 pages of "filler" in each book. I'm talking about all of the news clips, quotes etc. that precede every book body as well as the full/empty chapter pages (and a handful of illustrations which are pretty much a waste). After forwarding past all of these news clips and quotes, my page counter at the bottom of the screen said I was 17% into the book before it actually started! Now multiply the $5 ea. times 5 or 6 in the series and you are in for $30 for what another book/series with the same amount of content, would cost half that.
Second, I noticed he is a bit formulaic. Both series I have read of his revolve around a family spread out across the country when the big disaster hits and the characters have to find their way "home". Geostorm was like this and so is Nuclear Winter. Beyond what I have outlined above, I would not be likely to purchase another series from him afraid of it being more of the same formula. Bobby, your writing is imaginative, intelligent, (except as others have stated, the serial killer in this series is out of place) and entertaining. I think I'm done primarily because of the short books with all the filler but I will keep an eye out for future books of his and the comments attached to them. Thanks for reading.