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Horker's Law by Michael Anthony Lee
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Jul 31, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011
Read from August 11 to 15, 2011

There's a new breed of novel arising, the self-pubbed novel with a great story that would have benefitted from an equally good editor. This is one of the best examples of that category I've yet read. "Horker's Law" has a solid, well-developed plotline with enjoyable characters. It's clearly set up as the first of a series and a sample of the next book is included at the end. Mike Lee is definitely an author I'll be tracking, even if I did predict one of his twists at the end.

At the same time, there's a lot here a good editor could have improved. Some scenes are overly developed and go on for too long. Although it's true you never know when something carefully worked into a previous scene will return to bite you, it's also true that these scenes would read better with some judicious cutting.

While there are no misspellings or formatting errors, there are poor grammar choices and obvious outright mistakes. An example is consistently using "it's" when "its" would have been correct. Therefore, grammar purists might prefer to give this book a miss. But if you can allow the author some patience, and prevent the errors and slips from pulling you out of the story, "Horker's Law" is clever and fun. I give it five stars for the story, and four for the book as presented.
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message 1: by Heather (new)

Heather "There's a new breed of novel arising, the self-pubbed novel with a great story that would have benefitted from an equally good editor."

That's so much nicer than how I usually describe the phenomenon...


message 2: by J. (new) - rated it 4 stars

J. Well, those *were* early days…


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