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Smilodon (Sabre-Toothed Cat Trilogy) (Volume 1) Paperback – May 16, 2015
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About the Author
James Paddock spent his youth in the Big Sky Country, of Montana, graduating Charles M. Russell High School in Great Falls. The following forty-plus years included a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Idaho, service with the U.S. Navy, owner/operator of a small business in South Carolina, a career as a Graphic Designer and a marriage that produced three fine children, who then have provided bragging rights for many extremely fine grandchildren. James is now living in Florida, with his wife, Penny, enjoying the sun & rain and working on his next novel.
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A thoroughly enjoyable read--well paced with plenty of tension and excitement. The writing is invisible--meaning that it gets out of the way and allows the reader to submerge themselves in the tale. I'm very much looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
This is the second book I have read by this author and I look forward to reading more of his work in the future!
There is no deeper message or inspiration in the book. No food for thought. Only raw consumption. Written and paced so the reader just wants to see what happens (or who gets killed or mutilated) next.
Not only that, the book was made on the cheap. I don't recall ever having read such a poorly editted, not even proof-read book. It's stock full of typos and misspellings, "then" and "than" are continuously and obnoxiously mixed up, and even a third rate editor could have improved on a lot of the diction. The book really is just as cheap as the cover layout might lead one to believe. (So, sometimes you can judge a book by its cover.) It gives the appearance of having been hastily put together, with a rush to publication at all cost (and errors)!
In summary: Trash on all counts, with perhaps one redeeming quality: During flights and airport layovers, when the mind is numb and tired anyway, it might have just about the right amount of shallowness and pep to pass the time easily, and let you feel good about throwing it away as soon as you're done with either the book or the trip, which ever happens to come first. No baggage.
Paddock will mess with your life. You wil be reading when you had really planned to do something else.
And beware, this is only the first of the Smilodon Trilogy and you are going to want to read the other two.
Who doesn't love a good story-teller? 5 stars !!!
I was a little confused about a negative review I read on here, mainly because it seemed SO angry. After reading, I can only assume that the guy was either a bad writer who smacks everyones work but his own, or just one of those internet haters that loves to trash.
Either way, you be the judge, get the book, and enjoy, I know I did.
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already starting the sequel.