Typo Squad by Stephen Lomer #BookReview @stephenlomer


 

The author sent me an ARC of this book (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Plot
(by Goodreads)

Typos are lethal to 98% of the population. Be thankful Typo Squad is on patrol …

Richard Shonnary was a Typo Squad legend. He had a gift for seeking out and destroying errorist cells, and was almost singlehandedly responsible for bringing about the end of errorism. But one night, a single errant bullet fired by his brother prematurely ended his career.

Convinced to come out of self-imposed retirement after five years, Richard unknowingly gives rise to his greatest enemy — Anton Nym. Will he and his new partner be able to stop this latest threat before deadly typos are unleashed upon an unwitting world?

Genre(s): Kindle eBooks
> Literature & Fiction > Literary Fiction > Action & Adventure
> Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure
Books
> Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure
Series: n.a.
Length: 284 pages
Release date: 2017-06-09

 

Teaser


“My name’s Thea,” she said brightly. “Thea Saurus.”

Dick said nothing.

“And a pleasure to meet you too,” she said. “Anyway, I’m here to bring you back.”

Dick looked over at her. “Bring me back? Back where?”

“To Typo Squad.”

Dick laughed out loud, and the sound echoed over the stream. “That’s a good one, sweetheart. I needed that. Haven’t had a good laugh in ages.”

“Tanka sent me,” Thea said simply.


My Opinion

This book introduces you to Richard “Dick” Shonnary, a former Typo Squad agent. After five years of absence, he is convinced to return to Typo Squad.

With Typo Squad, Stephen Lomer has created a well elaborated story focussed on Dick Shonnary and the Typo Squad team’s fight against errorism. It was easy to get into the story while trying to solve the case with Dick and his team. The characters are of sufficient depth, believable with their flaws. Typos are not lethal for Typo Squad members, nearly all of them have their own tics when seeing one, though. The author made me discover my tic when it comes to typos; he did so by (on purpose!) naming the town Los Palabras instead of Las Palabras (in Spanish, ‘las palabras’ (f) means ‘the words’). Stephen Lomer created a thrilling and fun story that kept me glued to my reader, the reading intensified my newly discovered tic. The story proceeds at a steady pace, leading the reader on a mysterious journey; it comprises some unexpected turns, and has a good flow.

This is a book for you if you like thrilling adventures with hilarious moments, words, puns, grammar, the absence of typos, as well as nicely elaborated and unusual plots, characters, and events.

Recommended.

In brief:

Cover ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Writing ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Plot ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Characters ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Steady
POV Third person – past tense
Language :mrgreen: – 😳
Violence 😳 – 😡
Sexual content 😳

 

About the author

 

A grammar nerd, Star Trek fan, and other things that chicks dig, Stephen Lomer is the author of the hugely popular novel Typo Squad, the short story collections Stargazer Lilies or Nothing at All and B.B. and Red, and the novellas Hell’s Nerds and Belle’s Christmas Carol. He’s also been a finalist in the NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge numerous times, and has featured stories in the upcoming anthologies Once Upon a Time in Gravity City and My Peculiar Family II.

Stephen is the creator, owner, and a regular contributor to the website Television Woodshed. He’s a hardcore fan of the Houston Texans, despite living in the Hub of the Universe his whole life, and believes Mark Twain was correct about pretty much everything.

Stephen lives on Boston’s North Shore with his wife, Teresa.

Connect with the author:

Website:  http://www.stephenlomer.com/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/stephenlomer
Amazon:  Stephen Lomer

Buy links (Ebook):  books2read.com/u/mvjPr2


Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Typo Squad?  Or – if you did not yet read Typo Squad – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂


10 Statements – Stephen Lomer

 

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