People I meet or even folks I haven’t seen or talked to in a while often respond skeptically when I tell them I’ve written a novel. Their response is usually along the lines of, “Oh, well, isn’t that nice,” especially if I tell them that my novel is self-published. Before writing and publishing The Gym Show, that would most likely have been my reaction, too. There’s some real–how shall I put it–ill-crafted prose out there in the world of self-publishing. When you can purchase a self-published tome about dinosaur porn, is it any wonder self-published books get a bad rap?
But that isn’t the case here. Just because a novel is self-published does not mean that it’s not of the same caliber as a novel that is published by a traditional publishing outfit located somewhere behind the impressive but elusive edifice of a Manhattan skyscraper (a method of publishing, by the way, that is fast becoming obsolete).
The bottom line is this: If I didn’t think that The Gym Show was a compelling read, I wouldn’t expect anyone to purchase or download it. But I do believe it’s a compelling read. And so do the following readers, who posted their reviews of The Gym Show on Amazon and on Goodreads. Don’t believe me? Just read.
Reader Reviews of The Gym Show
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And if you have read The Gym Show and want to comment, please do!