1 out of 5 stars
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Marcus Romanzo's Book Of Life Long Short Stories is a compilation of many different stories by Marcus Romanzo. These stories provide a peek into a world that spans crime, justice, and existential pondering. Romanzo crafts vivid scenes, immersing readers in different periods, from the 1930s to the present. His work reveals a fascination with human experiences and a compilation of tales that explore both the gritty realities of the world and the philosophical questions that linger in the background.
This book contained very few positive aspects. For instance, the character development in "The Littlest Gangster" and "The Man Who Was the Littlest Gangster" stood out as the protagonist transformed from a child caught up in crime to a justice advocate. It was also a short read.
There were a lot of things to dislike about this book. Firstly, some passages tend to be lengthy and detailed, and they seem tiring to read. The exploration of existential themes in "The Spinning Globe, Chance, Hope, and Change" and "The Truth About Me" added depth, though the philosophical musings may not resonate with those preferring a simpler storytelling style. I also did not understand why he was asking readers to make movies out of the short stories he wrote. Also, he ended every story with “Sincerely, Marcus Romanzo,” and I felt this was excessive and not necessary.
Regrettably, my reading experience with this book was not enjoyable. I encountered over a hundred errors in this relatively short piece, making it challenging to decipher the author's intended message. The presence of errors was evident from the first page, and overall, the reading experience was quite distressing. Despite the author's commendable effort to craft cinematic and vivid images, the impact was diminished due to the multitude of errors. Expressing positivity about the book became a formidable task. It is apparent that the book lacked adequate editing and would greatly benefit from multiple rounds of refinement. Despite its thematic blend of crime, justice, and existential contemplation, the extensive errors will hinder readers from even understanding these themes.
I would not recommend this book to others, as it may result in a suboptimal use of their time and resources. I am assigning a rating of 1 out of 5 stars, primarily due to the significant editing issues present. I would suggest engaging the services of a professional editor before releasing the book to the market.
Marcus Romanzo's Book Of Life Long Short Stories
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