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Length: 186 pages

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  • File Size: 342 KB
  • Print Length: 186 pages
  • Publisher: John D Rhodes; 1 edition (June 23, 2011)
  • Publication Date: June 23, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0057XV34W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,376,230 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I started with big big ambitions, stardom as a rock star in the under ground indie vein, all black gear and guitar drenched songs. Of course that didn't go as I wanted and I eventually settled down (still playig and composing but realising I wasnt going to be the next big thing).

Writing proved easier to do, no need for a rehearsal room, no need to depend on other musicians. But equally as hard to break into!

I've now spent 30 years piecing together short stories, the odd early attempt at something a little longer, the painful process of sending my beloved work off only to get that familiar rejection letter (which I can add to my record company rejection letters.

Now thanks to the e-world I've decided that what ever happens I'll get one of my books published, even if it's self published, and I'll do it via Kindle e-books which is brilliant, all very professional and my book is now available all over the world and as long as people can find it, are interested and buy it, I'll be even happier.

I'm not like anyone else (though I doubt most people will admit they do) but my main influences are Douglas Adams, Tom Holt and Robert Rankin. My reading tastes have covered the odd Sci fi book and a lot of James Herbert and Stephen King but I prefer something with a little humour.

Who would I be if I could choose, author wise that is (music wise I'd be Paul McCartney - I would have chosen John Lennon but I wouldn't have got to 46) Bill Bryson, the only author who has managed to annoy my wife the most (by making me laugh out loud when I'm reading the most!

So if your reading this give one of my books a go, there really not very expensive and you may just like it!

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By Lily Raines on August 27, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
(2.5 / 5)

Reading the blurb, the book sounded interesting and I was fortunate enough to receive a review copy from Mr. Rhodes.

Whether or not the majority of the book lives up to the blurb, I do not know as I was only able to get through about 11% or so of the book due to issues I had with it.

The primary issue I had with the book is proofreading. While some of it may account for grammar differences between British English and American English (and I do take into account spelling differences), it does not account for all of it. As an example, in "....once been some flash mavericks joy...", the word mavericks is plural as is, when I believe the singular version was meant. In another example, "...could have bottled and sold as quant.", I think 'quant' was meant to be 'quaint'; "worse for ware" should be "worse for wear"; "coke" was not capitalized and in lower case is something else entirely than what is meant; etc. One instance of "greenie" meant for eye color, but when I looked it up, the term as is came up defined as an informal term for someone who campaigns for the environment. There are a few more examples that fall into this category up to the point I was able to read. Quite frankly, even though I do not mind seeing the odd error in a book I am reading, I do mind a bit if I am constantly going back and forth to a dictionary to double check spellings.

The other issue I had with reading Mr Memory I do not think would have been as much of an issue if not for the proofreading is the character himself. There was a certain almost stream of consciousness about the character that was more of an irritant than something that worked for my tastes.

Even though I did not find the book to my taste, I do wish Mr. Rhodes success with it and any future endeavor he has.

(Cross-posted to: LibraryThing, GoodReads, and Lily's Reviews)
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