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The storyline is good, publishing model is bad
on February 22, 2013
First, I don't mind the storyline. It in fact seems like it has some potential, but I will not be buying any of these rest of this series (I read up to #3).
At first I though this was going to be like the A-Team from 70's TV in a modern telling. But it is not nearly that interesting.
It is really a single book spread out over 13 chapters you buy one a time. To me that is a little like having to pay each time I pick up my drink and take a sip rather than just buying the whole can. I cannot imagine why publishers think this is a good idea.
When I can read an entire episode while waiting to get my teeth cleaned at the dentist they are WAY too short.
So either package these together into true Novellas with multiple parts, or try something else. I understand that publishers and authors are experimenting with different ways to make money in the new ebook world, but this is not one that I will support.
Now this is actually pretty sad that my review is much more about the publishing model than the actual book, sorry. I like John as a writer and have gone out of my way to buy copies of Old Mans War to give them to friends just to expose them to the concepts and writing. I will not be doing that with this series.