Sunday, April 28, 2013

Book Review #1459 Empire by Michael R. Hicks

Book Review #1459
Empire: In Her Name: Redemption by Michael R. Hicks
Rating: zero stars (out of four)

Oh dear, oh dear. Where to start? Let's just say that it's one thing to read a book alone and have problems, but when you read it as a class and then discuss it....well, things can get dicey. Not that I'm saying this book didn't deserve it, but it made for a very heated discussion. 

This book, unfortunately, is one of those self-published books that lives up to the negative stigma. There were parts that did not make sense and there were lots of holes in the plot. I didn't understand Hicks' use of characterization and some of the actions were misguided or disjointed. I had a hard time following what was going on. The whole story was very bizarre and needed to be polished. This book could have profited from a good EDITOR. Sentences were mishmashed and confusing. The first sentence in the book was a complete mess. Their were gramattical errors throughout the entire novel and the author could have used a conceptual editor as well to make sure their story made sense. I really don't like being too harsh in my reviews, but I really can't think of any redeeming parts for Empire.

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