Yes, this is a book review. I know that WWE’s “The Marine” is coming out in theaters very shortly, but this book absolutely sucked. According to the cover of the book, the “novelization” was performed by Rudy Josephs. WWE, if you’re reading, fire this man immediately! The book was poorly written – and I mean POORLY written. From simple grammatical mistakes to unchained conversations to a wholly unattractive writing style, there was very little about Josephs’ novelization that makes you want to read the book. On top of that, the story was shallow, the characters are even less appealing, and the dialogue is gummy and cliche at best.
I refuse to denigrate my blog with actual excerpts from this “novel” but if you must know what the dialogue is like, it’s constantly self-defeating. Let me explain what self-defeating reads like: “The boy walked into the house, but he knew that there was more to this place than the front door. As he entered the kitchen, he felt that something was watching him – and it wasn’t good. He began to panic as he walked forward, knowing that each step could be his last. Then he was startled by a crash upstairs – could that be the last noise he ever heard?”
Get the picture? It’s a CHORE to read this novel – they give you one line, then completely pull back from it at the end of the sentence! Imagine nearly 300 pages of this rubbish!!!
If the folks who wrote this movie are the ones who are writing WWE’s current television product, then a lot of things are starting to make sense!
I can’t even begin to name anything good about this book. There are plot holes all over the place, no attention paid to the smaller points in the storyline, and no consideration given to the interaction between the main characters and the secondary characters.
Quite frankly, I wasted a ton of time reading this book and chances are that I’ll never read another WWE novel again. Some of their biographies are excellent (Mick Foley’s for instance), but in terms of writing fiction – these guys need to stick to the ring.
I highly do NOT recommend wasting the time or money on this book. Stay away.