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Official Review: My Baby My Baby by Michael Charters

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Official Review: My Baby My Baby by Michael Charters

Post Number:#1 by Jaime Lync
» 22 Jul 2017, 21:44

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "My Baby My Baby" by Michael Charters.]

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1 out of 4 stars
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My Baby My Baby by Michael Charters is a fictional novel set in modern day England, written in the first person perspective of Susan Barnes, a witch who is dying from a rare terminal degenerative disease. Susan is not the stereotypical witch (no flying broomstick and magic potions). In fact, throughout the story, she questions her own claim to be a witch because she has yet to perform any magic. Her doctor has proclaimed that she has less than one hundred days to live. This ultimatum spurs her to obtain what she has desired for so long, a baby. How will Susan get a baby with only a few months to lives? Will she be able to use magic to heal herself? It would be convenient to simply urge you to read this book and find out the answers to these questions. Unfortunately, I would not recommend this book to anyone. Although the characters were very well developed, the ending was disappointing.

Susan became a witch by becoming a member of a Wicca cult. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “Wicca is a religion ...that affirms the existence of supernatural powers (as magic) and of both male and female deities…” From the very first page, Susan begins her insulting remarks about God. It doesn’t take long before she extends her insults towards Christians and Muslims. I believe that bashing these religious views is a major ‘turn off’ for many readers. Charters employed characters that claim to hold these religious views but are obviously not in tune with the truths that these religions preach.

Moreover, Charters’ writing style is extremely long-winded. I was tempted to skip pages filled with paragraphs that did not add to the plot. Susan rambled on and on in a very irritating and repetitive manner. The first sentence in the novel was, “I am dying very fast.” This led me to believe that I would be reading a fast-paced novel. This was not the case. My Baby My Baby has 29 chapters and it is almost 700 pages long. It would have been a more enjoyable read if it was not so long and slow paced.

I must admit that for its length there were little grammatical errors. However, the few mistakes that I did see were blatant errors that could have been easily removed with one more proofreading from a professional editor. The only formatting error that I identified was that the table of contents was at the end of the book.

In conclusion, I rate My Baby My Baby 1 out of 4 stars. I am not a fan of giving such low ratings. However, I cannot see myself recommending this novel to anyone.

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Re: Official Review: My Baby My Baby by Michael Charters

Post Number:#2 by Ekuma Stanley
» 30 Jul 2017, 06:12

Wow the book had almost caught my attention as I have developed the curiosity to know the aftermath of Susan Babes, for making such blasphemy against her creator.
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Post Number:#3 by MoOha
» 30 Jul 2017, 07:06

Good book to read
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Post Number:#4 by kandscreeley
» 30 Jul 2017, 07:19

I saw this one to review. Now I'm really glad I didn't decide to read it. Glad you made it through. Thanks for the review.
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Post Number:#5 by Eryco
» 30 Jul 2017, 10:02

The book My Baby My Baby is a wanting book to read.....with its epic events .....
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Post Number:#6 by Nanettenana
» 30 Jul 2017, 14:22

Nice book indeed, although its disappointing the reader towards the end, the reader is eager to find out if Susan would actually become a witch within the few days left but it turns out she joins other forces to meet her reality of being a witch. This is disappointing but all the same its a nice book worth reading and recommending.
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Post Number:#7 by Amagine
» 30 Jul 2017, 16:33

There is nothing worse than an incredibly long and slow-paced book. Hopefully the author gives the book a good rewrite and editting.

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Post Number:#8 by Jaime Lync
» 30 Jul 2017, 22:14

Thanks everyone who read and commented on my review.
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Post Number:#9 by keneth Korir
» 30 Jul 2017, 23:13

Wow it's a good book,I will have it so that I can read again and again,thanks to the author.
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Post Number:#10 by EDINAH JELAGAT
» 31 Jul 2017, 01:17

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Post Number:#11 by George kaniu
» 31 Jul 2017, 03:09

It is not a bad book by the way according to the review it is amazing and there is a lot of life
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Post Number:#12 by Alex Esendi
» 31 Jul 2017, 03:56

Good book encouraging
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Post Number:#13 by jenmwo
» 31 Jul 2017, 04:30

Wow the book my baby my baby, so fantastic and an interesting story with life lessons
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Post Number:#14 by Juliet Esther
» 31 Jul 2017, 09:23

I thought the book was interesting at the beginning of the review but then i got discouraged in the middle, i think the storyline is interesting if not for it's shortcomings. I don't think I'd read the book,mainly cause of the length. Thank you for the nice and honest review
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Re: Official Review: My Baby My Baby by Michael Charters

Post Number:#15 by LadyClaire
» 31 Jul 2017, 17:39

You're dead right. It sure is a major turnoff but I must say it's remarkable that for a book so long, you found few grammatical errors.
I think I'll skip, though. Thanks for the review.
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