Some of You Will Love This Book

William E. Jefferson_

The Point
The Redemption of Oban Ironbout
William E. Jefferson
Port Estillyen Productions ©2013
ISBN 978-0-9856621-2-7 (ppbk)
ISBN 978-0-9856621-3-4 (e-book) 286 pp.

If I hadn’t promised to read this book, I’d have set it aside after the first few pages .I’m glad I didn’t. The concept of the monks dramatic ‘Readings’ is stupendous. I am now reading scriptures in a far more profitable and interesting way.

The problems with this story? Nothing insurmountable. The main characters are finally introduced clearly on page 11, which cleared up any confusion. The monks and some other folks speak quite poetically and that’s cool, once accepted as being a bit wordy. The rhythm of these talks is fun.

The main difficulty I had: The times the author ‘told’ readers information via dialogue between characters. Such dialogues don’t come across as credible. An example: Hollie tells Goodwin she’s wearing red slacks and has brass buttons on her shirt. He can see all that, and doesn’t need to be told.

The plot, although a bit thin, is okay, too, with a cool surprise near the end and a happy time for all.

As this author gains experience I’ll look forward to future stories.


About samcivy

I read my first book a week after beginning first grade and haven't slowed down in seventy years. My system often wakes me in the night so I keep books on a chair in the bathroom and do a LOT of reading. I'm a free-lance writer/editor and review books for various authors as well as Thomas Nelson Publishers and I will soon be posting books for a blog tour by, a book promoter.
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One Response to Some of You Will Love This Book

  1. Pingback: Review of The Point: The Redemption of Oban Ironbout by William E. Jefferson | Epic Book Quest

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