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An American Family: A Gripping Contemporary Suspense Drama Kindle Edition
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EDITOR: A writer since age six and a professional one since nineteen, my initial editing experience came in the swarms of prose I pumped out into the world, only occasionally into the world of actual magazines, anthologies or e-zines. Soon, as I began selling more regularly, and as publishers took note of my longer works, I began freelance editing. I've edited screenplays, memoirs, novels, children's books and, would you believe it, epic narrative poetry. One of the novels I edited, Under the Tamarind Tree, was shortlisted among nine others for the 2014 Dundee International Book Prize. A charter member of The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS), I am also the managing editor of the organization's official publication, Literary Landscapes, which features stories, excerpts, articles and poetry (see issues here). In addition, I belong to the editing collective Write For Success, for which I perform manuscript critiques and consultation. As an author, I have published nine novels and almost fifteen short stories. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B07G4F12BM
- Publisher : Evolved Publishing; 1st edition (1 October 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 4970 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 220 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 271,588 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The writing was good and I would probably read the rest of the series.
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Added to all of this, the author has no idea of how to describe a woman's appearance without using the word "thick". Not fat, per se <----- a direct quote - but "thick". Not voluptuous, not curvy in the right places, not full-figured, not even an ample bosom. Not pleasingly plump. Thick. Beautifully thick.
I really hated not to like these books more. I admire anyone who writes and who puts his/her work out into the public domain. It takes guts and strength to do so. But for the benefit of voracious readers like me who treasure good writing, I have to say: don't waste your time.
I went back and forth between 2 and 3 stars, eventually deciding on 3 because of the premise. That's overly generous, considering how far below par the execution fell.
For me, it made me think about tragedy and how we tend to paint the victims of such things as saints, when in reality they have all the same problems as anyone else. But that doesn't make the tragedy any less real or painful. And sometimes, those vices are the only way a person can survive the tragedy.
I realize that some may pick up this book for the suspense element, and there is a bit of that with an FBI sideplot, but to judge this book on that metric would be unfair. It's not what it's really about, and it's not where it really shines. Books so often tackle the fantastical, but this one stays grounded and tells a story about real people dealing with real life in the midst of horrible circumstances.
All of that to say -- I enjoyed it.