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I feel ripped off....
on January 1, 2011
I was really irritated when I downloaded this book - for a number of reasons.
1) it's poorly written. While I like to support authors that self-publish, especially in the e-market, there is still something to be said about quality of writing. Sentences were poorly constructed and it seemed that about half of them ended with exclaimation points.
2) The formatting of the book is done incorrectly. It text-wraps, cutting lines off midway and starting over on the next line. While this may or may not be a mistake of the publisher, it should have been dealt with.
3) it's only 30 pages long. Actually, 36 - but a number of those are blank, two are police reports and then there are the lead-in pages... leaving about 30 pages of text.
In all - I feel ripped off.
Additionally, while I initially felt sorry for the author, little of the story was from her personal experience. She relayed a lot of second hand information, droned on in a un-interesting narrative and essentially just gave a list of events with little meat to hold them together. It feels like this is the outline for a book that she planned on writing, but never got around to. When the opportunity to self-publish and make a few dollars came along, that's exactly what happened... and since e-books are non-refundable, we all get taken for a ride.