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From the Author

"The Libertines Motorcycle Club: An Outlaw Is Born" is my first offering into the world of fiction. When I began writing, I wanted to tell a brief story. Then, as the story developed, I realized that I had too much to say with only one book.
 
While the majority of this book is fiction, there is quite a bit of actual events that took place in this book. Of course, names are changed, characters are meshed together and also created out of thin air. For those readers who don't know me personally, I challenge you to decide what is real and what is fiction. If I provided you a set of cheat notes to explain, I think you would be quite surprised to know where the differences are.
 
The next installment is now available entitled "Deception and Betrayal"

About the Author

Max Billington lives in Fort Worth, Texas and is an avid motorcycle enthusiast. He lives with his beautiful wife, Lisa, and their three kids, Olivia, Connor, and Jake, and their two pets, a small white dog-like animal named Bentley, and a duck (yes, you read that right, a duck) named Ruby.

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  • File Size: 565 KB
  • Print Length: 223 pages
  • Publication Date: September 20, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005OK4WT6
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Trouble on October 29, 2014
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I wanted to like this book; I even bought the sequel and read it before writing this review because supposedly it was greatly improved...but it wasn't. The second one is every bit as bad as the first one. And that's REALLY bad. I almost refused to even start reading the first book because the name of the club is so lame. By definition it seems perfect, but it's an archaic word that few people are familiar with. And it sounds so limp-wristed. Just how does it strike fear into someone to learn that they have just disrespected a Libertine? Hell, Liberace sounds more fearsome. Individual gang members also have stupid road names. The worst is the ladies' man "Pepper", a name usually reserved for gay characters in fiction.

In addition to poorly developed characters, the writing throughout BOTH books one and two of the Libertine trilogy is just abysmal (I won't waste another 99 cents for the third installment of this trash). There are so many examples of poor grammar that it's easier and accurate just to state that EVERY sentence contains serious mistakes of some kind...and not just minor typos, which are bad enough in a book people pay money for (yes, I just ended a sentence with a preposition, but this review is free). Billington writes in an extremely irritating style wherein he repeats proper names over and over instead of using pronouns. One horrid example: "Terry's logic was typical of Terry, but Terry knew Connor could afford it." Yes, that is an actual sentence from the first book! And there are hundreds more like that. Punctuation is almost non-existent, and when a comma is used it's almost always where it doesn't belong. This "writer" doesn't have a clue what a semi-colon is for, and should refrain from using them altogether.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Baron Von Cool on August 9, 2013
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Sons of Anarchy, this ain't.

Max Billington needs to read at least a dozen books on how to write and then hire a ruthless editor to whip him into shape. He writes in a strange combination of short, choppy sentences that read like "See Jane run" mixed with annoying run-ons where he can't even keep the point of view straight. Toss in all the typos, incorrect grammar and punctuation, plus a ton of horrible cliches, and you've got a recipe for literary disaster.

Oh, and by the way, it's obvious the author and his friends are deliberately planting fake glowing reviews, then unfairly attacking any critical reviews in the comments section and by marking them "unhelpful."

Self-published or not, it's not easy writing a book. I get that. But that doesn't mean what you wrote is any good. There's an old saying authors have, "Your first million words are crap" (paraphrased to avoid censorship filters). In Max Billington's case, if he doesn't humbly and sincerely take the criticisms he's getting from myself and others to heart and use them to grow as a person and an author, then he might need an extra few million words to get his *beep* together--like maybe a hundred million.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By barbara270 on April 17, 2014
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This book was obviously not written by someone who should even try to do it for a living. I couldn't force myself to finish. The story line was very disjointed and it appeared to have neen done by someone with a big ego. It seemed to me Mr. Billington was trying to make himself seem much more important than he actually was. This to me was an ego driven, poorly written piece that should have been saved for story telling with the boys over a few beers.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Janet Brown on November 7, 2012
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Neat storyline but the writing needs work, mispellings and such made for the lower rating. I felt I was reading something written for middle school the way it started out...needs a good editor to round it out into a great story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Frank on July 1, 2014
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hey, its a decent story..

not written by someone inside from what i can tell. no disrespect.

its more like what outsiders "think" clubs are like..

JMO
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Doug on March 6, 2012
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Very simply written and a simple, rather uncreative, plot. The book is poorly edited and very amateurish. The story and writing style are void of any depth. Predictable. Unrealistic at times. Laughably bad in places. Poor character development.

It's readable, but I'd say the writing style is more aimed at a pre-teen than a mature reader. Nice effort to write this book, but it's not up to any kind of commercial caliber.

All the stereotypical outlaw motorcycle gang stuff is in there. But nothing original. Actual - rather than a plot, the story is really just a ramble of stereotypical biker lifestyle. A yuppie accountant becomes a murdering biker thug - just because he was bored and his wife was ignoring him. Is that the plot? I guess so. Unrealistic.

This is supposed to be the first of a three book series. But this first book doesn't finish; it just sets up the second book. Seems to stop in the middle. I think what we have here is really one story - one book - that the author decided he needed to sell in three small parts.

I won't be buying the next books. At least give me the whole story for the price I paid for this book.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lucy PanHead on February 6, 2013
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This type of book makes me long for the old days when a so-called author had to learn to write before submitting a book for publication. This particular series is so sloppy, I can't get past the intro. Well, actually I skipped the preface where the "author" whanged on and on about his difficulty writing this second book. Stop listening to friends and family and get someone who will tell you the truth,like a writing course professor.

The story stumbles and bumbles, and still doesn't reach a conclusion OR hybrid itself into a stand-alone book. Writing a complete book with a few tantalizing threads is the gift of a true series writer to his readers. I would urge this author to spend time reading some of the long-running action series books, like Jack Reacher, Harry Bosch and even Serge Stormes. Whatever your tastes, good writing is good writing, and this book fails miserably.

As other reviewers pointed out, the typos begin on the first pages. Sentences vanish into space or run for miles, changing point-of-view with each comma.
"When he noticed that he had missed several calls from Julie, Connor wondered why she would even bother calling him, when she knew he would not be able to answer the phone while he was riding his bike." Grammar check?

"The two remaining windows had cracks in the glass but were whole." Is that a description?

"The back of the bar was covered in a variety of liquor bottles, some of which Connor had never seen, and the back of the bar resembled a miniature liquor store." Hammer it home, son.

This series could easily win the annual Bulwer-Lytton Contest, but is not ready for anything else.
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