The Great War Book – Some Lovely Reviews

Cover for the Great War book
Cover for the Great War book

The Great War Book – Some Lovely Reviews

If you are an author, you’ll understand how excited I get when someone takes the time to review one of my books – and if it’s a good review, I get really excited! Last year ‘The Great War – 100 stories of 100 words honouring those who lived and died 100 years ago’ was a finalist in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards and today I received the feedback. Books are read by reading groups in London and Stockholm and are judged according to Editing, Theme, Style and Cover.

Here are the results for my book from the Wishing Shelf Book Awards:

This book was entered in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought: 

Title: The Great War – 100 stories of 100 words honouring those who lived and died 100 years ago 

Author: Dawn Knox 

Star Rating: 5 Stars 

Number of Readers: 16 

Stats 

Editing: 9/10 

Writing Style: 9/10 

Content: 10/10 

Cover: 9/10 

Of the 16 readers: 

16 would read another book by this author. 

14 thought the cover was good or excellent. 

16 felt it was easy to follow. 

15 would recommend this story to another reader to try. 

4 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘plotting a story’. 

12 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘developing the characters’. 

14 felt the pacing was good or excellent. 

16 thought the author understood the readership and what they wanted. 

Readers’ Comments 

‘A book like this is so important to help us remember life during WW1. I loved the fact the author kept every story to only 100 words. It adds power to the writing.’ Male reader, aged 47 

‘Such a wide range of writing here told in a powerful writing style. This is all about characters; they jump of the page. What a wonderful writer!!!’ Female reader, aged 55 

‘A talented writer telling an important story; a hundred of them in fact.’ Male reader, aged 38 

‘I would suspect that many of the 100 word shorts here would turn into a wonderful full-length novel.’ Male reader, aged 64 

‘Very much enjoyed this. When I say ‘enjoyed’, that might be the wrong word. It’s very sad in parts, but always gripping. I loved the range, from the home front to the fighting front.’ Female reader, aged 59 

To Sum It Up: 

‘A gripping and compelling set of shorts that show life during WW1. A finalist and highly recommended. ‘The Wishing Shelf Book Awards’ 

‘The Great War – 100 stories of 100 words honouring those who lived and died 100 years ago’ is available here in paperback and as an ebook.