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Slut Wife: Robert’s Nympho Wife (2010): Typing with One Hand Leads to Bad Grammar

photo credit: Oregon State University

Leonna Black, Slut Wife: Robert’s Nympho Wife (No publisher listed, 2010)

points off: incomplete information, as above.

A generic blonde woman, from behind, in a bra and panties adorns the ebook's cover.

About as generic as cheap Kindle porn covers get.
photo credit: Amazon

If you ever wanted a great demonstration of why you shouldn’t trust your editing and proofreading to a machine, here is Slut Wife: Robert’s Nympho Wife as an hilarious object lesson. Note that the book description lists the name of the long-suffering husband as Ron. Someone used an automated find-and-replace on their word processing program to change said hubby’s name, at the last minute, to “Robert” without putting any spaces around “Ron” and did it case-insensitive, The end result, somewhat hilariously, is a book where, for example, the word “front” is invariably presented to us as “fRobertt”. Oops. Didn’t bother to read it over one last time before sending it in, huh?

Which is kind of too bad, because at least the author has a halfway decent grasp on the way a story should progress, makes a few nods toward such niceties as character development (without really getting there), foreshadowing (clumsy, but there and correctly used), and even a touch of humor or two. But the shoddy proofreading kills it. * ½

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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