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This author makes me crazy. I really, really, really enjoy his series of Alien Amabassador books. I think I have read six of his books now (I haven't read Moon Secrets yet). He is very talented. Each character has become familiar to me. He has done a good job of character development. I enjoy the relationships between each character. I enjoy how everything fits nicely into place. I enjoy each of the exciting adventures the characters are engaged in. But, I cannot stand that the author has not done rudimentary proofreading and editing.
The errors are many, but here are some of the ones that stick out in my mind even now that I am through reading the book: Torcher instead of torture. (this has to be my personal favorite error) Peaks (around a corner) instead of peeks. Morns (over a death) instead of mourns. Bran new instead of brand new. Lots of its/it's, then/than, your/you're, there/their, errors.
I am not sure if the author understands how distracting errors like that are to the human brain. When I am reading and my brain comes across an error like that, my brain stops, goes back, rereads the passage, stops again, rereads the passage, tries to figure out what the author is trying to say, stops again to readjust and think about how stupid the error was. I think about how the author really needs to get a proofreader, then I shake my head and roll my eyes in disappointment/disbelief, then my brain finally moves on with reading.
Mr. Gregory, is that really what you want your readers to have to do, all throughout your books?
Are these errors in the paperback versions of your books, too? Or, is it just the Kindle versions?Read more ›
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