The Pirate and the Prostitute
Title: The Pirate and the Prostitute
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The title of this book hints that there are drama, action and adventure. As a reader, I would take one look at the title and be tempted to read further. The title goes hand-in-hand with the cover of a book, it is what captures the reader’s attention at first. The cover of “The Pirate and the Prostitute” is rather simple. The title font seems to be Times New Roman; a font I personally love. As far as the picture on the cover, it describes the title, however, I personally find it needs to be more vibrant. I also know that as a writer, there is a specific look an author wants for his/her book, and as an aspiring writer myself, I agree.
The blurb describes the life of the main characters. It’s typical to introduce the characters of a book to the audience in the blurb/synopsis. As a reader, I think it’s both good and bad. I’ll explain further by starting with the good; having the main character’s life written briefly strikes as a chance to describe as much as you can to capture the reader’s attention with the use of words. However, the bad is that it’s commonly done and leaves no space for the reader to question: “What next?” In the sense of mystery, it does not allow that and as a writer, I think the mystery is important for a reader. Also included in the blurb, it shows the plot of the story…as a reader, you know there is something brewing between the characters. As a reader, you are left with the choice to continue reading to see where this story goes or not.
The vocabulary used in this book is nice. I personally like the writer’s description of the character’s fashion choices and the scenery. The date and time of the story are well described and the writer’s use of language/speech for the characters solidifies this point.
The author’s style of writing is lovely, I personally like it and it reminds me of the books I used to read by a famous author, Jane Feather.
Each chapter ends with a cliff-hanger and is the typical amount of words for a chapter by itself. With regards to punctuation and spelling, there have been no noticeable errors thus far.
Diving more into the character’s life, Francisca. The transition in her lifestyle, I personally think there should have been more emphasis on her feelings and reaction to that, however, I like that she adjusted to the life as a prostitute as it became her bread and butter. It makes the story realistic. A book should always be realistic unless it is not intended for the plot; a different genre.
Fast forward to one year later [chapter two] where the male main character, Alejandro, is introduced. The best way to describe a merciless and notorious character is by writing a scene where the reader can imagine the words playing out in their mind, where the character is in the midst of playing what he is described to be and get away with the act.
In terms of Alejandro being a good person, he once was given the previous life he belonged to. I think there should have been more emphasis and description/explanation of his stepping stone into a “bad” person.
This also relates to the plot being typical between his connection with Francisca, the love story of a bad guy softened by the good girl but in this case, their true character is concealed by their present lifestyle due to unfortunate circumstances. That in itself makes the plot worth the read. It brings something new to the table, as I think every writer does to a story of their own.
In conclusion, the story is worth reading and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. It was a pleasure reading the very few chapters of The Pirate and the Prostitute.