- File Size: 1473 KB
- Print Length: 25 pages
- Publisher: Hyperion (May 1, 2012)
- Publication Date: May 1, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007A577SQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,355 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A Brewing Storm: A Derrick Storm Short Kindle Edition
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It's entertaing to me that so many reviewers felt they were being ripped off because of the book's short length. C'mon - you are reading a book written by a fictional character, and you expect that the book is written to be anything but a money-making enterprise?
While this book isn't as funny as the Nikki Heat books, it works well as an hour or so of escapist reading. Best of all, it'll give Nathan Fillion something new to star in once "Castle" is finished!
What did irritate me is the content of the story itself. I was looking forward to an intelligent, thrilling, and fun literary ride with exciting characters and snappy dialogue. I got none of the above. Well, intelligent, maybe. But the story was so dry and uninspired that it took me over week to get around to finishing the last two chapters. (By contrast, the Nikki Heat books have all been devoured in less than 24 hours!) So here's hoping the next two installments kick up the storytelling to appropriate Castle levels. Because this story, regardless of the length or the cliffhanger, was a huge disappointment.
- Slap-you-in-the-face cliches and ridiculous character names. Derrick STORM, meet APRIL SHOWERS. Oh, look, here's the top-heavy girlfriend Samantha TOPPERS. Her boyfriend, who's not interesting enough to actually meet before he's killed off, is Matthew DULL. If it was done creatively, this might actually be funny...but when the author has to point out it's a dumb joke, that just makes it that much more pathetic. And if you're going to go on and on about the man making feeble attempts to get a woman in bed, make it more than a one-liner some drunk would deliver in a bar.
- Inner monologue is distracting. You switch from the narration to inner monologue, which would be fine if there was a sharper transition than just the simple use of italics versus regular type. Also, if you want to sell your readers on the brilliance of your character's deductive skills, don't make him sound like a self-absorbed idiot.
The writing is full of feeble attempts at humor and attempts to be sexy, which fall far from the mark. The characters are TOO stereotypical and TOO cliched, the jokes TOO forced. I'm actually glad this was a short that I paid less than $2 for--if it had been a full book, I wouldn't have finished it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Looking forward to reading the next book in the series. After reading the Nikki Heat series I was curious about this one. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Jes
In my opinion, the first STORM book was not even close, to the quality of the HEAT stories. Character development was weak, and the attempts at suspense also were not memorable. Read morePublished 14 days ago by VA Dough
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