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Wired by Douglas E. Richards
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Oct 13, 2011

liked it
bookshelves: sci-fi-or-speculative, kindle
Read from October 11 to 12, 2011

4 for concept, 2 for writing.

The writing seemed very immature and unsophisticated. Might have to do with the fact that the author until now has been known more for kidlit. (I should add, pretty decent kidlit: The Prometheus Project: Trapped etc.)

Or it could have to do with the fact that this was a 99-cent e-book download. I've been reading a lot of these lately and I've come to the conclusion that e-books that don't go through a paper edition first might as well be vanity press. I said this in a different review and I will say it again here: what the mainstream publishing industry has going for it is EDITORS. They're not just gatekeepers and they're not just proofreaders.

I mean, really. Exclamation points? Exposition through dialog? It reads the way I might have written the book if someone gave me the plot point by point, and that is not a good thing. This should have been a good early draft.
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