23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Superb Research, Poor Writing,
By A Customer
This review is from: Suspense: Twenty Years of Thrills and Chills (Paperback)
This is definitely a must-have for fans of the old "Suspense" radio series--in terms of raw information, it is absolutely definitive. But it really must also be said that this self-published book is so poorly written as to be difficult to read. Sentence fragments and comma splices abound ("Sad to say, 'Suspense' never made it to the airwaves in the fall, it was shelved for the next two years"). Awkwardness is everywhere: "There was no viewing audience since the show was broadcast from a small sound studio, plus the popularity of the program had not reached its peak." The author uses "its" and "it's" interchangably, and often incorrectly ("The show had lost much of it's prestige"). Incredibly, the word "Suspense" is even misspelled in the cover illustration.
"'Suspense': Twenty Years of Thrills and Chills" is essential as a research guide, and highly recommended as such. But anyone hoping for an enjoyable read should tread carefully here. Mr. Grams clearly needed a copy editor.