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A Good Read, BUT....,
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This author did a good job putting together a story of family struggles, past histories that carried severe future consequences, the intrigue of mind control, political insights snd national tragedy. I enjoyed reading the book as much as possible while having to sort through misused words, grammar and punctuation errors to glean the meaning of some portions.
It is because of this sloppiness that I could give only 3 stars. I fail to comprehend how any writer can care so little for his/her work that he/she does not demand better proofing/editing from the publishers.
This has become rampant in literary works, and I can only see it worsening unless and until more home-schooled kids reach adulthood and insist on correctness. Mediocrity may be accepetaable to our current educational system, but it is NOT acceptable to past generations!
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Initial post: Jun 29, 2012 1:54:33 PM PDT
Patricia J. Mills says:
AMEN!!!, Deanna!!!! On the other hand, we have allowed our standards to slip in every area, it only naturally follows that sloppiness also becomes the rule rather than the exception
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2012 2:27:29 PM PDT
Deanna D. Yearsley says:
Yes, Patricia. You are correct and I fear the new "texting" language will only serve to increase the problem. However, if we hold to correctness and once agauin begin to instill and enforce absolutes into our education, perhaps our society can be saved before we become just another extinct society.
Posted on Jul 1, 2012 12:03:45 PM PDT
A. Keffer says:
I too abhor the sloppiness I find in many contemporary novels these days . . . but then maybe I'm not qualified to judge, being the product of a public school education. Perhaps I should refer the people who come to me for proofing and line editing to someone who was home schooled now that I know what a handicap that public school education of mine is.
Posted on Aug 27, 2012 7:22:40 AM PDT
Kristi Bragdon says:
Since in several of the reviews I've seen comments about "the matriarch SON" and "the family matriarch and HIS heirs", I strongly doubt the sloppiness is going to be noted by many, unfortunately.
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