Genesis: The Battle Within by David J. Tucker
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
For the sake of the author I am going to be brutally efficient, and forgo my normal opening. Genesis, by David Tucker, needs a development editor. While the idea is unique (and hence, the reason for the two stars), the execution is far from. The book suffers from deep grammar issues, poor and confusing prose, maddeningly boring rants and insights, and an extreme lack of flow – and this is just in the first couple of pages. It took me a good twenty minutes of re-reading to get past the opening paragraph.
Note to the author: do not lecture the reader. I am sure you didn’t want to sit through those during school, readers are unlikely to do so in a sci-fi book. Suffice to say, this was a hard book to get through. With a steady hand by your side, Genesis could be repaired. But, somewhat ironically, I think that will mean going back to the beginning.
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