Sunday, July 15, 2012

Editing Collapse

The Great Collapse: Survivors of the PulseThe Great Collapse: Survivors of the Pulse by Jeff W. Horton
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Oh dear. There were a lot of problems with this.

The first problem was on me. I didn't realize at first that I was reading what seems to be a piece of Christian fiction coming from a standpoint that I really don't care for. Once I figured that out, I could forgive the attitudes on Christianity and read for content.

The book is very repetitive. The wide-spread problems that would be caused by the event the book revolves around are repeated by every character. In detail. Over and over.

Other random things may be picky, but really detracted from the book. Some examples:
Who calls their wife Ms. (lastname)?

The timeline for society to fall apart at the seems is too optimistic. 2 weeks? Try 2 days.

It's DUCT tape, not duck tape

You wouldn't recognize your husband with 2 weeks of beard growth and dirty clothes? What are you, Odysseus' wife?

"Slunk one of her arms over his shoulder" Slunk? Slung - do you have an editor? Maybe that's the problem.

The one that really got me? The unbelievable one? The one that nearly destroys my faith in humanity? In one section, God is not capitalized. The whole chapter. WTF? This is Christian fiction! How the hell does this even happen, with or without an editor!?

Just can't recommend it.

Would I recommend this to a reader of Christian fiction? No

Would I recommend this to someone who liked One Second After? No

Would I recommend this to a man in a bear suit? No

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