Saturday, 17 January 2015

Book review - Dark Side of the Moon, by Terri Main

This is an entertaining read, a blend of SF with a murder mystery. But unfortunately marred by several glaring flaws.

The dialogue is often stilted and unnatural, with characters making long speeches in situations where this simply doesn't happen, such as introductions. The affectation of the protagonist's speech, devoid of the standard contractions of everyday casual language, set my teeth on edge.

This, however, was as nothing beside Main's evident failure to understand the operation of tense, and her intransitive use of 'lay'. It is a great pity the book did not pass through the hands of a competent editor.

Dark Side of the Moon is available from AMAZON.

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