The First Round Table by Ben Gillman

The First Round Table by Ben Gillman

This book is horrible. The author apparently missed that you should show not tell. All he did was tell. Pretty much the whole thing was paragraphs explaining that this happened and then this happened and then this happened. It was quite dreadful and it made even the action scenes so boring. Reading it I kind of felt like it would work as a movie script with a lot of action and mostly ad libbed dialogue. As it turns out, the author mostly write scripts so I guess that makes sense. The problem is, the ability to write a good script apparently doesn’t always translate to the ability to write a good novel. Additionally, it really needs a good copy editor. There were so many spelling and punctuation mistakes. I found that very distracting and annoying. The First Round Table is the first in a series about King Arthur, but I will definitely not be continuing on. I do not recommend wasting your time with this book, especially since there are so many other excellent Arthurian books out there.

1 (out of 5) Stars
Books Read in 2022: 25
Pages Read in 2022: 8824
Graphic Novels: 1

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