Saturday, April 07, 2007

Worst Book Ever!

I am going to save you all from the horror that is "Dead Air" by Bob Larson. This is, without a doubt, the worst book I've ever read {& I've read A LOT of books}. Why is this so terrible? I'm so glad you asked.

  • Typos, spelling errors & poor sentence structure dominate. In every instance that the word 'from' is to appear in the text, 'form' is written instead. That is just one example of many, MANY editing errors that should never have seen the light of day. Shame on Elm Hill Books, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers, to have allowed this book in this crappy form to be published.
  • Factual errors within the text ~ at one point, a man is killed by a murderous satanic cult member. I quote "He ripped open Carmichael's chest with the bloody knife. Then he trust his hand into the gaping wound, grasped Carmichael's pulsating heart, and, with precise surgical motions, severed its arties and veins." {Note typing, spelling, & punctuation errors left in for your reading pleasure.} Now I'm not a doctor, but I've learnt a lot from watching C.S.I. {& I am a super-genius after all} & I'm pretty sure that you need to remove some ribs in order to reach the heart.

I can't even, in good conscience, sell this at my garage sale this summer. I can't even pass it on in the book exchange I have going with my brother-in-law. I am forced to recycle this book.

So if you're browsing through the discount section of a bookstore {quelle surprise that's where I found it!} & come across this shite, leave it there for some other sucker because boys & girls, you now know better than to pay $4.99 + tax of your hard-earned money on this shlock.

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