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Signal-7: Terror in Tampa Hardcover – February 2, 2005
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The text covers the circumstances in chronological format and includes a large amount of transcription from taped interviews and court testimony. The simple structure used by the author, Sam Nall, makes the book a quick, easy read. However, this is not a true crime story written in a creative voice similar to Truman Capote's _In Cold Blood_. Rather, it detracts from its value as a novel with the simplistic style and diction perhaps appropriate for an elementary-school reading level; it is not enjoyable reading due to its plain style and word choices and modest use of description. The large volume of pure transcription, done for a more "factual" presentation, detracts from the reading experience and demonstrates the author's inability to blend quotes into creative sentences. A court reporter is not a writer, and I was disappointed at Nall's choice to include the large amount of transcripts that he did. The text also suffers from what appears to be the lack of an editor, aside from Nall himself.Read more ›