Tiresome Plots!

Do you get “BookBub” or some other give-away promotion for Amazon books? Do the descriptions all begin to sound alike after you have read a hundred or more? Let’s see if we can put together a typical review, okay?

“In this (intense, thrilling, captivating, heralded) series opener, (FBI, CIA, TSA, Detective, Private Eye, Special Agent) (Abby, Felicity, Madison, Kelly, Sarah, Alice, Amanda) Jones is the perfect sleuth, not to mention being a (strong-willed, courageous, fearless) terrific mom and wife. But nothing can prepare her for the (chilling, horrendous, brutal, senseless) crime which she must investigate in an (isolated, abandoned, secluded) (Montana, Idaho, Columbia, African) town. When the (son, daughter, cousin, father, sister, brother) of a (prominent, powerful, influential, wealthy) business man turns up (missing, murdered, strangled, knifed, bludgeoned) she must use all her skill to (capture, kill, arrest, bring to justice, annihilate) the hideous (monster, fiend, serial-killer)  and solve the mystery or an innocent (mother, child, divorcee, nun, high school sweetheart) may not make it out (alive, safe, in one piece, vindicated). Don’t miss this best-selling series with over (100, 500, 700, 10,000) five-star reviews on (Good Reads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble).

There, I think that about sums it up, don’t you? If the above description sounds familiar do as I do. When I get these things I first take a look at the 1 and 2 star reviews and that is where I get, what I feel, is the most honest appraisal of any book. There you will often find that the book is full of typos, bad grammar, unbelievable plot or just a plain waste of your time. eBook publishing has become a two-headed monster. Yes, if you look long enough you will find some truly good fiction and in the genre you prefer. But, honey-bun, there is a ton of chaff you must wade through to get to it.

About johnbeckmanbooks

John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on Amazon.com, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on http://johnbeckmanbooks.com and available from Amazon.com. . .
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