sábado, 21 de enero de 2012

"Take No More" -- Review

Take No More by Seb Kirby
Review by Alex Canton-Dutari

Murder thrillers are not always my favourite subjects, except when the plot is very well elaborated and maintains a fast pace. Add to this good Queen’s English, which is the case in this novel.
“Take No More” transported me to the likes of a “CSI International” TV show. No doubts about its believability.

Now, on an editorial comment, I am very curious about some technical aspects or, I dare to call, punctuation liberties. For example, ‘ was used instead of “ in the dialogues. A long _____ replaced the … when writing an open sentence. Many grammar glitches appeared which makes me think that editing was rather rushed or done by just one person whose gestalt process got in the way.

I enjoyed Seb’s book. The editing did him no justice.