No Mad: 03/20/10
So often a book will start with a woman finding her husband with another woman but No Mad by Sam Moffie does just the opposite. Aaron Abrams with a new book deal comes home to find his wife and brother together. Furious and distraught he goes on a road trip with his red vine loving dog to New York.
No Mad has many elements that I normally enjoy in a book: the road trip, the disgruntled author, the quirky dog and wacky adventures between points A and B, all tied together with pop culture. Plot wise the book is off center but memorable but the typesetting leaves much to be desired.
The review at the Self Publishing Review blog has an excerpt that shows exactly what's wrong with the typesetting of the book. Quotes are nested incorrectly, things are randomly bolded that shouldn't and so forth. In passages where Aaron is talking music or movies the bolding gets out of control. It's hard on the eyes and annoying.
I received a review copy from the author and have since released it through BookCrossing.