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That is not at all what I wanted... (2016 book: Far World)

Far World by J. Scott Savage
Rating: Disliked (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)

I started a new book this evening, one I bought nearly a year ago. The writing was dull and predictable, so I came back to my computer and did some checking. Unfortunately apparently I hadn't done enough research to see if it was self-published or not...

Checking the publisher listed on the Amazon page lead me to the Shadow Mountain Publishing's site, and poking around it (because sometimes an author will set up a "publisher" for only their own books, to try to hide that it's self-published), I found this on their Submission Guide page:

"Shadow Mountain publishes and promotes a variety of books, all of which reflect the values espoused by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints."

Man, I sure do wish I had seen that before spending $10 on this book! (Even though it was a year ago, back when I had money to spend on books.)

Even with my initial opinion on the writing, I considered continuing to read and giving it another chance. But, even if this book doesn't have religious messages/themes in it, I'd still be looking for them and suspecting them at every turn, so I think I'm just going to delete it unread. Sure does pain me to waste $10 though...
Tags: 2016 books, book review, book: far world
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