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Poor Man's Fight Paperback – January 21, 2013
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About the Author
Elliott Kay grew up in Los Angeles and currently resides in Seattle, Washington. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and is a former member of the US Coast Guard. Kay has survived a motorcycle crash, severe seasickness, summers in Phoenix, and winters in Seattle.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This is one of those books for me.
This author has written a sci-fi story that contains several things that make it great. First, a believeable, likeable protagonist. Second, a great cast of fleshed out, supporting characters that you feel like contribute to the story. Third, the author manages to write the plot of a story that progresses in a believable, awesome fashion despite its futuristic setting. Easier said than done. Lastly, this author writes combat, and hand to hand violence in a really gripping fashion in a way that not a lot of authors are capable of doing. It's intense, real and most importantly, authentic.
Worth it....Trust me....a random guy on the Internet...trust me anyway...
Having read him before, I already knew this, of course. But it was quickly reinforced in the first three dozen pages - Elliott Kay is a very witty man.
Poor Man's Fight is a fairly quick read and the story is fairly fast-paced. The major players are revealed quickly and gracefully, and the major conflicts are neatly foreshadowed in the first few chapters. By the finish, you'll realize that you've just elegantly wrapped up a dozen plot threads you hadn't quite realized were there. A very well-crafted, highly entertaining story. It took a day of my life, and I was happy to give it.
Dialogue is probably Kay's strongest point. Characters banter and chatter, and it feels natural. They commiserate. They argue. They fight. And by the end, you know them. Especially Malone, who - while not always *likable* - is immensely human. Even when he's knee-deep in blood.
If you like military sci-fi and are a person with $2.99 (plus tax, if applicable), you should purchase this book immediately.
The characterization is outstanding. Every character is well-written, well-developed, and comes across as a person instead of a two-dimensional cut-out. The action scenes are actually exciting, the training montage is great, and the interaction between the characters comes across as realistic.
The editing is also superb. I didn't catch any mispellings or grammar errors. The author's voice is mature and appropriate to the character. This book reads like it was professionally published.