So, let's put some meat on the bones, some flesh on the meat, and then bring it all to life by running a megawatt of electrical current through the corpse! Mmmm, didn't somebody do that once and call it Frankenstein's Monster? Oh well, if they didn't, maybe I will! Maybe I already have, maybe A Life for a Life is my monster!
I've seen reviews about books, and read books myself, where the middle of a book takes forever to read, a lot of the narrative is padding and reading it is a bit like wading through treacle. The snappy dialogue has been replaced with boring conversation that appears to go nowhere, but worse - the ending is rubbish! I hate it when you get to the end of the book and don't feel satisfied - the author has run out of ideas, or got lost somewhere around Chapter Three! Life's too short to read books that don't add to your life experience.
Let me also tell you about The Shadow of Death - Parish & Richards 4, which will be published in about three weeks. While I've been writing this blog, Not only has A Life for a Life moved up to No.13 (and then some - I'm No.11 now - How did that happen?), but I also received another 5* review wondering when the next instalment was coming out - now you know - in three weeks time - spread the word. Take a read of the blurb I've just put up on the book page, and if you haven't already, read the first chapter. I'm at 47,000 words, so I'd better get my skates on instead of writing blogs about writing, and reading, and blogging, and the book I'm meant to be finishing!
Go away you crazy people, stop looking in my windows and asking for more books... TELL EVERYBODY, I'M NOT FEEDING THE CRAZY PEOPLE, I'M FINISHING THE SHADOW OF DEATH SO THAT IT'LL BE OUT IN THREE WEEKS! Three weeks I tell you - not a minute more, nor a minute less - Three weeks - Threeeeeeeeeeee...