Surviving A Bad Book – The Boy and the Peddler of Death (The Tale of Onora #1)

boy-and-the-peddler-of-deathThe best thing about this book was it’s cover. I’ve included a high-def picture if you click the picture. It is a FINE looking cover, one of the best for an indie author that I’ve ever seen.

Ok, so this book, The Boy and the Peddler of Death was bad. My review says all I need to say about how bad it was. Harold’s Purple Crayon level of purple prose mixed with a juvenile sense of self-importance and puerile philosophy. Heck, I couldn’t even finish it and it was ONLY 107 pages!!

However, for it to have gotten into my “Surviving a Bad Book” series, it really needed to do something to step down from all the others. So let me tell you a story.

I was on GR at the time, probably my 3rd or 4th time and I was occasionally writing reviews for books that deserved what Goodreads would give them. This was one such book. Several months after I’d written my review, I found out that a young lady had written a review of it as well and been savaged by the author.  Enough so that it appears he was kicked off of GR or at least had all his comments deleted. Good Times on Goodreads.  The thing is, my review was way more confrontational than hers while she tried to be diplomatic. And yet she got the argument. That puts the author, Dylan Saccoccio square into my Scumbag sights. Picking on a girl because you are afraid of a guy? It makes me laugh and cry at the same time.

So there you have it, folks, another entry in the Surviving A Bad Book posts. Thankfully, these past 2 entries have both been on the lighthearted side.  I’m going to try to keep things that way but there will be a couple of entries where things are just plain bad. I’ll try to give a shoutout for those right at the beginning though.





SaBB – The Space Vampires


27 thoughts on “Surviving A Bad Book – The Boy and the Peddler of Death (The Tale of Onora #1)

  1. “…his magnum opus is The Tale of Onora, a series that is the metaphorical tale of his life.”
    Just a quote that jumped out at me, nothing more, nothing less.
    The cover is nice.

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    1. Yeah, from what I vaguely remember, he went completely off the rails. If he’d just ignored the review, nobody would have cared and he’d have had a fadeout into nothingness like 95% of other indie writers.

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  2. Author behaving badly? Off my list immediately. Thank you for bringing this to light, I’ll make sure to stay far away from his books. Not that the reviews really want me to read it anyway, and I even disregarded the retaliatory one stars from people who didn’t actually read it. I went to the book’s page and the funniest is the 1-star review from an acquaintance of the author who received the book as a gift, who couldn’t even find it within them to lie for a friend – now THAT is a terrible book.

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  3. Wow… all his books on Goodreads have HORRIBLE ratings too. He must have a lot of money to able to give it such a cover too. Definitely sounds like someone who just wanted to add “Wrote a book” in his resume and not to become an “author”.

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