|June 13, 2009, 22:52||#1|
FALaholic #: 12470
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Pole Cat Hollow, NC
Cradle Song book review
On the recommendation of Legion489 I have just finished reading "Hear The Cradle Song" by O.T. Gunnarsson and offer this review:
My first impression after reading the back cover was that this would be a "racist" book, possibly on par with some other red jacketed books like "Hunter" and "Turner Diaries" by Andrew MacDonald. That impression was correct, but the author spends a lot of time justifying the actions of the winners in the battle for survival. It's a warning of a future that could be, and why. I enjoyed it, although I don't agree with some aspects.
(Yup, it's on the shelf between Hunter and Turner Diaries, and pretty close to Catcher in the Rye, and The New Soldier. So what! It's just a book. If I'm
"anti-" anything, it's anti-censorship. We're all grown up now folks, and we get to make our own decisions.)
After about two pages it was obvious that either nobody had proof read the book, it was edited by a computer that couldn't recognize an incorrect word, (bullets "reigning" down, or "bellows" of smoke) and in some places it appeared to be cut-and-paste work that was just a couple words off couple words off. (sorry, maybe it's contagious) First book I've read where a main character has his name spelled two different ways (Finely, Finley) in the first 4 pages. Then mention is made of Mr F.'s favorite "duck rifle." This is later corrected, and yes, it's a shotgun. I was willing to forgive this, but not the spelling of "marines" without a capital "M", or making Vietnam two words. These editing errors went on throughout the book, which I found very distracting.
Author has talent. Story line was interesting, some very good lingering suspense, and "uh oh!" kinda moments that left me holding my breath. Characters are believeble... even likeable. Some "good guys" actually die or get injured. Any sequel would be too "...and they lived happily ever after." so I'd say that's unlikely.
|June 20, 2009, 21:34||#2|
FALaholic #: 46398
Join Date: Jun 2009
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