Erratically Written


Flotilla Cover

Present day, Jim Westfield is dictating his story while running to save his and his sister’s lives. They are in a boat headed for Puget Sound after a virus has broken out and someone bombed the USA. He starts his tale when he was fourteen with his probation officer agreeing to release him from rehab. In exchange he goes to live with his father at a mariculture facility 120 miles off the shore of California where he must work and maintain his sobriety.

Daniel Haight’s first novel in The Pac Fish Series, Flotilla, has an interesting concept. I liked the description of the floating facility and the characters that worked upon it. That is all.

The copy I received from NetGalley has multiple typos and is in desperate need of editing. The storytelling was much like a group of folks sitting around a BBQ swapping childhood stories. It was more a collections of short stories than a flowing novel. I did not enjoy reading it at all and found it boring. 2 out of 5 stars.

I received this book for free from NetGalley for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.



2 responses »

  1. Thank you for this honest review. While a critical review sometimes hurts feelings, I think it can make authors stronger who are willing to let it.

    This book sounds like a good premise that was pushed to the publishing stage too soon.


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