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Fair Game Paperback – August 9, 2013
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"... a gripping narrative."__We Alaskans Magazine
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Top Customer Reviews
The format was simply awful... words run together, random hyphens, symbols inserted in the middle of words. Some sentences were cut off...I swear something was missing several times.
I also found the author's writing style annoying at times. When he's caught up in the facts of the story, he does well. But when he's trying to heighten the tension, he relies on exclamation points and florid prose to the detriment of the story. The seriousness of the subject and the excitability of the writing don't mix: "...assault with a deadly weapon! A pattern consistent with Cindy Paulson's story! And an unusual twist...!"
The strange and rambling Afterword is sort of the icing on the how-not-to-self-publish cake. It's a stream-of-consciousness stroll through various topics such as the state of Iowa film production, the similarities between corporations and serial killers (wonder what he thinks Amazon is?), and the author's interpretation of various movies (his film knowledge might have been more impressive if he hadn't listed the director of "Citizen Kane" as Orson Well). But mostly the Afterword seems to be motivated by pique that while "Fair Game" was originally optioned for a film, Hollywood went another way for the Nicholas Cage movie. It all felt a bit self-indulgent.
Overall, I'm sorry not to have a better opinion of this book. I don't read that much nonfiction, and this author managed to hold my attention throughout a painful and compelling story. But in the end, the bad outweighed the good for me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book about the Alaska serial killer, Hansen. Very well written.Published 20 days ago by mike81
Book is very good. Poor digital formatting. Perfect example of lame courts and wacko shrinks causing these victims deaths.Published 9 months ago by Joplin Junction
A lot of typos but a good read. It goes into the background of the victims as well as Hansen. You get a good feel for the characters if you can work your way through all the typos.Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
The book is written very well but my problem with it is how badly it has been converted to Kindle. Buy the paperback instead.Published 16 months ago by ArcticFire_AK