Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Adventures of the Brass Monkey (Island of Dreams 3) by Doug Nelson

The Adventures of the Brass Monkey 
(Island of Dreams 3)
by Doug Nelson

This is Book 3 in the Island of Dreams series, Book 1 being Jack Brass and the Island of Dreams. Unusually, Doug is currently working on Book 2, which falls chronologically between Books 1 and 3. Book 4 is also in the works.
After the devastating loss of his one true love, Jack finds himself listlessly searching for something to fill an unfillable void. Somehow he ends up at the Phoenix Boat show, and falls in love with a 80 foot Yacht.
She looked like any other three million dollar Yacht on the ocean, but she packs a special punch. He had grown up in Chicago, on the wrong side of the tracks, and had beaten the odds once. His street smarts and his very special secretary were his ace in the hole.
If he has to travel the seven seas to find true love again, so be it, but he would never give up.

By Carol Connor
I realize that this book was free, but I still think that the English language should not have to be murdered, as in this book. The misspelling and use of the wrong words really took away from the story. Some of the words were easy to figure out what they should be and others not so. The story line was good, but would have been much better with correct wording and spelling. I did enjoy the pictures in the book, not seen that before. Good idea. Proof reading his writing would make it much better.

About the Author
In his own words: "After a wild and crazy childhood I joined the Air force and did a tour in Nam then did a hitch with IBM before settling on a career in Electronics. After an enjoyable 40 years as an industrial engineer I tried my hand at gardening and contracting for a while then In 2007 I went out to eat with my family at a Chinese restaurant, after dinner the server brought the bill and 3 fortune cookies. I don’t normally put a lot of stock in what fortune cookies say, but I read them anyway. This particular Fortune cookie didn’t look any different than the hundreds I have opened before, but I did so more out of curiosity than anything else, there was some Chinese scrimshaw on the back along with the English translation. I turned it over and read, YOU HAVE SO MANY STORIES, YOU SHOULD WRITE A BOOK, So I did. I enjoyed it so much I wrote a bunch more."